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Joy Harris-Bird is an author, creative writer, and entrepreneur. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University.


She is the co-owner and Editor-in-chief of Token Magazine. Token is a cutting edge business magazine that spotlights Black-owned businesses. She is also the CEO of Bright Light Publishing. Bright Light offers self-publishing services to help authors at every stage of their writing journey. She is the founder of  Read To Lead, a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting literacy in the community.  


Mrs. Harris-Bird is a firm believer in kindness and treating everyone with dignity and respect. She understands that everyone was created for a purpose and has a story