Stacy C. Wilson is a publisher, author, poet, spoken word artist, and mentor born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Petersburg, VA. She is the founder of Following His Way, LLC. This creative collective organization creates and produces original poetry and spoken word-based productions. Stacy has curated her own series of shows and collaborated with local promoters to provide some of the best arts and music events in Atlanta, GA and Northern, VA.
Stacy uses her skill and resources to effect change in the community. She is the founder and managing director of a 501c3 organization, I Am Valuable Mentoring Program, Inc., that serves young girls to adult women. IAV has served more than 200 women and girls with one-on-one mentoring and facilitated community programs, workshops and virtual events.
In 2012 she formed an independent recording label, Following His Way Recordings, where she's published two spoken-word albums. Her debut album, Love & Worship, was released in December 2012, and her sophomore project, "The Remnant," was released in 2019.
Through her independent publishing company, Following His Way Publishing, Stacy authored and published three full-length books of poetry, Love and Worship (2012), Loved Beyond My Issues (2016), Dear Black Man, You Matter (2021). She partnered with 23 women as a contributing author and the publisher of "You Are Valuable," an anthology published in 2013.
Alongside her husband, Jelani, they curated the It Takes Work relationship community. In February, they launched a podcast, "It Takes Work." The podcast airs monthly, and the two discuss all facets of relationships, from friendships to marriage.
Stacy has simple goals to empower and inspire others to be bold in their creative expression, no matter what.