Kierra Sheard Kelly Releases First Book, Opens Up About Loss Amid the Pandemic, Personal Growth, Spiritual Self-Care, and Body-shaming in the Gospel Music Industry

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Gospel powerhouse Kierra Sheard Kelly has used the past season of both grief and joy to fuel the content of her latest deluxe album and debut book.

The new author and newlywed is a gospel music trailblazer, fashion designer and actress that comes from a lineage of gospel legends. She recently portrayed her real-life mother, Karen Clark Sheard from The Clark Sisters, in Lifetime’s No. 1 original film, “The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.”

Days after the premiere of the film in April 2020, Kelly and her family suffered the loss of her 84-year-old grandmother, Willie Mae Sheard, an esteemed COGIC leader, who died of complications from the coronavirus. Months later, Kelly went on to release a self-titled Billboard-topping album and marry the “love of her life,” Jordan Kelly.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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