About me:

My name is Yolande Michelle and I am a writer and speaker living in New York City. I am passionate about storytelling and God’s word, the greatest story of all. By day, I work in corporate communications and my nights and weekends are spent working at Wit + Grace Magazine, an online and print magazine that I founded in 2017. Learn more about me and my passions on this website.



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Unbreakable” 2019 Fresh Oil Conference

Hosting the “Unbreakable Women” Panel at the 2019 Fresh Oil Conference at purposelifechurch.com w/ Naomi Raine, Gillian Garcia, Jackie Greene, Sade Solomon, and Abby Crews.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

Man Cave “Relationships” Panel at the Brooklyn Tabernacle

Living single isn’t so easy. I shared my thoughts and experiences as a single Christian living in NY. Here’s what I said about being single and dating in my 30s:
1️⃣ Lists: “I think lists are a good thing. They are simply a statement of your values and the qualities you want in a partner. But over time, with maturity, your list should change. I went from having a list filled with physical attributes and material things to one filled with character traits.” #maturity
2️⃣ Marriage: “It’s a goal for sure but it’s not my only one. Being healthy, whole, and mature while pursuing God-ordained goals is my highest priority.” #goals
3️⃣ Being pursued: “I know what it feels like to be in a space or a season when no one is asking you out. You can feel unworthy, unattractive or start believing some other lie about yourself. Reflecting on it now, I wasn’t overlooked or undervalued, I was hidden.” [Psalm 119:114]

Pastor Craig Holliday, Men’s Ministry Director
Listen to the panel Q/A here.

“Being healthy, whole, and mature while pursuing God-ordained goals is my highest priority.”

“Believe me, you have to know who you are, what you want to do in this life, and why you want to do it to succeed at the next stage in your life.”


  1. Marcia Richards Morgan on Anchored

    Love this..really encouraging word. I like especially that you referred to Peter as our “Bible BFF”. I so relate to…

  2. Beautifully written!!! I love it! Well done Yolande! Great message 🙂

God’s Girls Brunch

God’s Girls Brunch is a monthly brunch in📍NYC
for women to cultivate relationships, empower each other & learn bible study principles. I spoke on a panel with a few other phenomenal women to kick off the new year, hosted by Founder @soulstylebeauty

Diversity and Dreamers

Sharing insights on work and ministry for a new YouTube show on Diversity & Inclusion Now w/ Rachel Cheeks-Givan.


I love to travel. I had the opportunity to travel to India, Ghana, Morocco, and a few other countries recently. Here’s a look at some of my travel experiences.

Travel often. Your best souvenir will be a deeper understanding and awareness of the struggles, dreams, and humanity of others.

Grateful Heart

Photos by Erika Renee Henry