About Dr. Elijah Assigned the female gender at birth, Dr. Elijah Nicholas spent over half of his life in the US Military retiring as a senior officer in 2012. Transitioning from female-to-male in 2018 came as a result of Dr. Elijah no longer being able to live his core values: Authenticity, Integrity, and Transparency. After retiring from the military and then leading ministers and pastors around the globe, Dr. Elijah decided to become an author and do his due diligence with the injustice surrounding the LGBTQI community. His memoir, “Didn’t Ask, Didn’t Tell: The Life of A Gay Christian Soldier” chronicles Dr. Elijah’s life as a girl who experienced sexual trauma, growing up in the African-American community where secrets were often the norm, and then living life as a lesbian for almost 25 years before retiring from the US Military. While Dr. Elijah was extremely pleased and freed by the self-publication of his memoir, he continued to live with a deeply rooted secret. Ultimately, he could no longer navigate life living as a female as he continued to expand his consciousness.
Subsequently, transitioning to Elijah Nicholas Meredith in 2018 was the saving grace for Dr. Elijah, literally. Transitioning and living life openly and authentically saved Dr. Elijah’s life. Dr. Elijah holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Adult Education & Training, a Masters in Military Operational Art & Leadership, and a Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice. A former pastor, Dr. Elijah is also a licensed and ordained minister, leading Dr. Elijah Nicholas Ministries. He resides in Atlanta with his two amazing Boxers; Duke & Zeus.
Dr. Elijah wrote his newest book “Madoodle,” because he noticed a major lack in the market. Children are impressionable, curious, and intuitive. “Madoodle,” is a children & Family fiction series tells the story of a ten-year-old girl whose Uncle Pete was once her Auntie Mary. Based on Dr. Elijah’s personal experiences with family and friends as he navigated his gender transition from female to male, Dr. Elijah has brilliantly created a story of love, family, compasion, and an authentic gender expression acceptance. He believes this book will help usher in a new generation of loving and understanding individuals to make our world a more peaceful place.