M. Handy

Chicago native, Monica Handy is the creator of COMING OUT OF THE WILDERNESS E MAGAZINE (COOTW), a play write, and an author. In 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred literature for contributions of inspirational Christian literature to the community. She was interviewed by: Wellness of Eden Magazine as one of five women who inspire other women, Brandnewz, by Imani Person (an online media source founded by Christopher Martin), and, Evangelist Darryl Gilliam of The Major Change Network and Foundation. In 2012, she asked Dr. Joseph B. Howard Sr. For permission to establish his award winning novel, Battered Clergy From Victim To Victor, as a stage-­‐play. The stage-­‐play, under the direction of Alvin Malcolm Daniels of Halsted Media Works debuted in Chicago in June, 2015 to a sold-­‐out venue! The play is gearing up for a second run in August 2015. To date, Dr. Handy has four grown children, two grandchildren, two daughters in law, and one son in law, to be. She has one play in production, and one underway.