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I'm Leah Nicole Whitcomb, a storyteller and proud Mississippian whose work explores care, culture, and community.

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Hi, I'm Leah Nicole Whitcomb! A community storyteller from central Mississippi, I believe stories are for everyone to enjoy and strive to make my work accessible through whatever medium I use (writing, film, audio). I co-host the Hoodoo Plant Mamas podcast with Dani Bee. It's one of the top 5% of podcasts streamed globally on Spotify!

I write stories about Black folks, love, and magic. My writing is featured in Sistories, Samjoko Magazine, Root Work Journal, The Rumpus, Medium, and the anthology: Between Pleasure and Pain

A 2022 Courage to Write Grant recipient, my work has been supported by The deGroot Foundation, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (2020), and the Women of Color Writers Podcast & Women’s National Book Association’s Authentic Voices Fellowship (2022).

Currently, I'm working on my young adult romance series exploring disability, grief, and spirituality. If you subscribe to my newsletter, A Few of My Favorite Things, my thoughts about the world and media will end up in your inbox once a month.


I attended Millsaps College in Jackson, MS where I received my Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. Right now, I'm holed up in southwest Florida with my cat Nell (who has her own Instagram!) and my husband, Gunnar. 


Reclaiming Our Dreams on Dreaming in Color with Nancey B. Price, March 2023

Black people and their plants: It’s more than a lifestyle in Reckon Black Joy, March 2023

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