Warrior. Healer. Community Mother.
A dynamic voice on behalf of Black girls and women throughout the African Diaspora who carry the heavy burden of generations of sexual trauma, as well as their own—Lilada Gee has committed her life to the defending of Black girlhood and the healing of Black women.
Sexually abused at a very tender age, Lilada suffered dire effects such as self-hatred, clinical depression and suicidal ideation. These devastating experiences made her deeply compassionate for how girls who have been sexually abused feel, think and live, through their trauma. Via her own healing journey, she developed an unyielding passion to help Black girl victims of sexual abused heal and reclaim their spirits, minds and bodies from the devastation of abuse.
A bold biographer, Lilada uses her critically acclaimed book, ‘I Can’t Live Like This Anymore!’ as a powerful tool to empower survivors take back their lives. In this edgy inspiration, a triumphant story of victory rises from a past scarred by sexual abuse. She unveils her darkest secrets and deepest scars with incredible honesty and courage. Her book has strengthened the will to heal for survivors world-wide.
Daring preacher and intuitive inspirational speaker, Lilada captivates audiences across the globe with her wisdom, insight and distinct sense of humor. She will have you laughing until you are crying one minute and deeply contemplating how to live your best life, the next.
With more than 30 years in the fields of education and social services, Lilada founded Black Woman Heal—a Madison based non-profit organization that inspires Black women to join her in her life’s work to defend Black girlhood, by creating safe places for Black girls as well as themselves, to heal. She revives lives that have become weary from the carrying of secrets, shame and other people’s shit, through her writings, videos, workshops, presentations and one-on-one mentoring, all over the globe.
Unapologetic advocate and audacious Healer, Lilada organized the international healing movement—Black Woman Heal Day. Black Woman Heal Day is held world-wide every April 1st. Lilada founded the day to raise awareness about the impact of sexual abuse on Black girls and women throughout the African Diaspora and to create a pathway for prevention and healing. She travels the world organizing inspirational experiences for Black girls who are victims of sexual abuse, trafficking, prostitution and hopelessness.
Lilada is a life-long resident of Madison, Wisconsin and a proud mother of two awesome adult children–Alexandra and Christian.