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Children should see a reflection of themselves from books to screens, my mission is to inspire them one adventure at a time.” - Anna Nyakana

Anna Nyakana “House of Ramirez” Podcast Interview (Purposely Awakened Magazine) - Atlanta, GA 

“There are levels to this and EVERYONE is DESERVING of the levels, including YOURSELF, you have to FIRST tell yourself that. We tend to hold ourselves back, especially as WOMEN like we are now the “secondary class,” the men are more the “dominant.” We have to understand that we are birthing these men, we are raising them up, so why is it an issue for us to RAISE OURSELVES UP; raise your VIBRATION, tap into your ESSENCE! Understand you are a GODDESS, we SPEAK LIFE, we BIRTH LIFE, so birth it within YOURSELF!” 

A HUGE THANK YOU to Leslie Ramirez of "House of Ramirez" for an encouraging and critical discussion about our youth, women empowerment, and the force that is the Niyah Zuri movement! Another, BIG THANK YOU to Purposely Awakened Magazine for spotlighting my mission to empower and enlighten the youth! 

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Anna Nyakana Feature Article in AFROELLE Magazine - Nairobi, Kenya 

 

“It was important to bring my young readers to Africa for we have BIRTHED THE WORLD but our history does not MAGNIFY us as the MOTHER OF ALL MANKIND. So, I will take on the responsibility of teaching our HISTORY with HONOR.” 

THANK YOU Afroelle for this incredible feature article and my debut in Africa’s publication world! Afroelle exists to encourage, empower and elevate our readers through highlighting the plight of women in Africa and the Diaspora celebrating their achievements and contributions to their communities. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE!

Anna Nyakana Feature in Medium "Creating Hues of Representation in the Pixels" 

"Creating Hues of Representation in the Pixels"

Medium

By: Anna Nyakana

"AN ODE TO MY YOUNGER SELF: Lift your chin, straighten your back, walk with purpose; each step more firm than the lack. Forget their painful remarks, about your hair and your tones, but take a seat towards the front in case before the next stop they throw stones. As you stare through the window’s reflection, you may question if you’re perfection, if their words are in fact true. For you failed the comb test, so could that contradict the benevolence of you? The daily search for faces similar to your own in literature’s printed spaces set to educate have left your backpack light, yet again. Unbeknownst to you, this lack of weight has planted the seed that will germinate into your destiny to empower all girls and women. Lift your chin, straighten your back, walk with purpose; each step more firm than the lack. 

Two channels click in sequence as you turn the dial, aluminum foil to strengthen the signal as the static begins another circadian trail. Characters of animals and boys that are blue, dance across the screen with no representation of you. The technicolor lights flash into your pupil, creating an ocular messaging to the mind that your hue’s acknowledgement to the World is a strategic refusal. As you sit there in compromise, realize what’s hidden in the apparent, see, apparently, our Glory is the essential key to unlocking the mind from captivity. Lift your chin, straighten your back, walk with purpose; each step more firm than the lack. 

As you blink in search for our narratives to manifest in response don’t convert Truth into nonchalance. In fact, pull your curls from your eyes so you can see it clearly, the blatant exclusion, pollution of delusion. Remember this moment for the orbits to come, create an anchor in the deepest chambers, kiln of the hottest embers, where your LifeSpark resides ablaze, your melanated essence appraise. For we are pixelated matter in a rubics cube equation and you have been chosen to solve the moves for Our color pervasion. Lift your chin, straighten your back, walk with purpose; each step more firm than the lack."

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Anna Nyakana Selected as Speaker for "Black Women In Media's Virtual conference & Awards 2020" 

It’s my esteemed pleasure to announce I have been selected as a Speaker for Black Women in Media's Virtual Conference & Awards 2020! I have the honor of lending my expertise on the Literary and Publication Panel, alongside Tunisia Brown, Owner and Creator of Impact Magazine and Impact TV Network as well as Dr. Joan Wright-Goode, Bestselling Author and CEO of Business Marketing Publishing.

“Join us for this week long experience November 16th - 20th that will recognize Black Women who are pioneers, groundbreakers, and innovators in their respective field. Guests will have an opportunity to witness firsthand how our phenomenal panelists attained the level of success, overcame obstacles, broke through their barriers, and most importantly are pivoting through the pandemic. Following the conference, guests will witness the Honorees acceptance, who have exemplify true magnificence and rewards.” 

2020 HONOREES include: MC Lyte, Tamron Hall, Egypt Sherrys, Vinasia Miles and more!

For registration and more information visit: www.blackwomeninmedia.com