Patrice Gaines

Patrice Gaines worked at the Washington Post for more than 15 years, and retired in 2001 to continue her public speaking, coaching, and freelance writing. Her bestselling memoir, Laughing in the Dark—From Colored Girl to Woman of Color, a Journey from Prison to Power, tells her personal story of gaining control of her life. She is also the author of Moments of Grace—Meeting the Challenge to Change.