Come walk with us on Freedom Road!

We are launching this publication to bring you more stories from Freedom Road, a monthly column from Lisa Sharon Harper, and articles from the members of our Global Writers Group. Back in the spring of 2020 as the world shut down, a group of writers began meeting online. Lisa Sharon Harper called each writer to “write a new world into existence.” Now, with the launch of this community, we can talk and share ideas as we walk Freedom Road and bring a new world into existence together. 

The Basics

You will typically receive two emails each month: one newsletter with links to content you may have missed in between, and one column from Lisa. We may also occasionally sent a third post with an article from our writers group when it is particularly timely. If you want to stay up with every article as it’s posted, be sure to download the substack app, where we will also occasionally host subscriber chats about current events and topics of interest. 

Most of our content will be free, but if you want to support the ongoing mission of Freedom Road please consider becoming a paid subscriber! As a paid subscriber, you will get access to special behind-the-scenes conversations with Freedom Road Podcast guests as well as an invite to a quarter subscribers and patron chat with Lisa Sharon Harper. 

Are you already a Patreon subscriber? Never fear, you can get access to the paid benefits of our substack when you support us at the James Farmer level and up. 

We’re thrilled to be with you on Freedom Road! Please share any articles you find helpful with your friends and networks, and we will grow alongside each other. 

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Bridging the Narrative Gap, Walking Freedom Road Together


We are working to shrink the narrative gap by identifying core issues and building community capacity so they might work toward common solutions for a just world.
President and founder of, Lisa is a writer, podcaster and public theologian. Her most recent book is the critically acclaimed Fortune: How Race Broke My Family And The World—And How To Repair It All.