Austin is a freelance writer and speaker with a particular focus on black womanhood. She is working on her first book to be released in spring 2018. Her writing can be found in Sojourners Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Her.meneutics, Mutuality Magazine, and other places around the web. She also wrote a column called Wild Hope for Today's Christian Woman which is still accessible to readers. Passionate about racial justice and reconciliation, Austin travels the country preaching and teaching about the ways this work intersects with Christian faith.
Austin attended North Park University where she earned a degree in business management. She also has a masters degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI. Since earning her masters, Austin has worked with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and universities in both the urban and suburban context for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation. Most recently she served as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison at Calvin College. There she was able to work with and learn from millennials for three years as they navigated college life. Austin misses living in Chicago, IL but is making Grand Rapids home. She is married to her best friend, Tommie, and adores her little puppy.
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