The SBG Team
Rowana is a writer, editor, and mental health advocate. She started Spoken Black Girl in the spring of 2015 as a personal blog about her own struggles with anxiety and depression hoping to find other women of color who could relate. Two years later, realizing that women of color lacked a centralized place to share their mental and emotional journeys, Rowana decided to turn the blog into what is now Spoken Black Girl Magazine. Learn more about Rowana.
Allaya Cooks-Campbell, Mind Editor
A Brooklyn native, Allaya is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 200, through the Joschi Yoga Institute. With her love of movement, music and theatre, she utilizes yoga, meditation, and techniques inspired by cognitive-behavioral psychology to help her clients navigate some of the most challenging transitions in their lives. Allaya is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and certification in Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, and is a student member of the American Psychological Association. Find her at yogawithallaya.com .
Amora Miller, Natural Beauty Editor
Amora is a Texas native attempting to navigate post-graduate life in New York . Hobbies include overspending at Trader Joe's, hitting the snooze button one too many times, and scribbling down random thoughts on whatever is available.
Sakinah (Karen) Kaiser, Spirit Editor
I am a full time writer, blogger and mental health advocate. I've been educating diverse communities about mental health and mental illness while navigating my own disability since 2006. I am currently a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line.
Tiffany LitShae, Mind Editor
Tiffany LitShae is a writer, poet, and holistic lifestyle influencer mastering the art of naturally overcoming depression and anxiety. Her passion is supporting and teaching women of color to do the same. She practices self-care through meditation, reading, and writing. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications including XoNecole, HuffPost, Lulu Online and Blavity. You can follow more of her journey at tiffanylitshae.com or tiffanylitshae on Instagram and Twitter.
Latiana Blue, Reflections Editor
Latiana is known for her copious 'fro and vivacious spirit. She's also an enthusiastic artist and activist, speaking up for mental health and sexual violence awareness. Latiana is a native of the Bronx, NY, and she holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Pace University. She is the founder of bklynprose.com (@bklynprose)!
Oluremi Olufemi, Reflections Editor
Oli currently calls Washington, D.C. home, but tends to runaway to Brooklyn on the weekends. A data and analytics enthusiast, she spends most of her working hours in the urban education sector. Her main goal is to integrate wellness into communities of color; specifically in the classroom, where the social and emotional well-being of Black students is typically ignored. In her spare time, Oli is a regular contributor to a web series highlighting female sexuality and a spin class fanatic.
Deanna Clarke, Social Media Manager
Besides managing Spoken Black Girl's social media, Deanna is the mother of two amazing girls. She is an aspiring author ( keep an eye out for her new book in 2018) and a Lupus survivor/ Warrior.
My Purpose is to utilize my gift to assist and support others. I provide clarity utilizing my gift. I offer this so that those that seek me for my services can feel empowered to make choices in regards to their individual journey.
Tieara is an ambitious girl determined to win! She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with an academic focus in Radio-TV-Film from San Jose State University. A firm believer of the Universe. Follow her self-discovery journey on her personal blog, ambitiousgirlworld.com.
Founder & Brand Stylist of Auden & Company! I help small businesses build brand experiemces they can be proud of & their customer can trust! I believe in all things creative & Sundays! When I am not helping my clients, I am enjoying the small moments of life!