Lida Parent-Harris was born in Inglewood, CA. and raised in Chatsworth. Lida began writing short stories at age 10, and through her study of and love for literature, she developed a love for writing poems at age 17. During her early adult years, Lida worked with developmentally disabled adults, children and seniors as a personal care assistant. Her love of healing was evident, but her talent for writing was still strong, and she continued to write poems for the love of her craft. In 1997, Lida published her first book called Save The Moment In 2014, Lida also connected with Community Literature Initiative (CLI) through Hiram Sims, who paved the way for Lida to publish her first book: In Love and Grace. Lida’s poems are humorous, reflective, inspiring, love stories, emotions, drafted while living in the city, and having moved on past a heartbreak.
Lida Parent-Harris thrives to this day with great heart and thankfulness. She lives in downtown LA with her dog, Mitch.