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Malika Booker

07 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Malika Booker, Writer, Spoken Word and Multidisciplinary Artist

Malika Booker is UK-based a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist of Guyanese and Grenadian heritage.  Her work spans literature, education, and cross-arts. My mother is from Grenada and my father is Guyanese and I spent my early childhood in Guyana before moving back to the UK. This dual heritage as well as growing up in both Guyana and London has played a big role on my writing. Malika has appeared worldwide both independently and with the…

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08 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Okema Moore, Actress, Singer, Producer & Founder of Moore than Enuff, LLC

Okema Moore has conquered many of the things she set out to do in life.  Beginning in entertainment on the famous children’s show, Sesame Street, Okema knew at an early age that she wanted to sing and act. Over the years she has opened for classic artists including Joe and SWV, sang backgrounds for Musiq Soul Child, and has been mentored by the likes of a vocal coach to the stars Ankh Rah and Grammy-winning writer/producer Carvin Haggins. Okema…

Author, Kimberly A Baily

21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Kimberly A Bailey – Published Author & Founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC

Kimberly A. Bailey is a published author and the founder of Chosen By One Media, LLC;  a company dedicated to helping people to discover the power of their written words with confidence and creating innovative content for various media outlets around the world. Kimberly was born in Brooklyn, NY to Nigerian and Guyanese parents.  Her father is from Lagos, Nigeria and served in the US navy.  Her mother, a native of Berbice, was the youngest of…

Delece Barrow-Smith

12 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Delece Smith-Barrow, Accomplished Writer & Education Journalist

Delece Smith-Barrow is a lifelong writer and journalism enthusiast. She is a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, where she covers admissions challenges and student life issues for graduate students, as well as minorities in college and graduate school. She also edits stories on trends in online education and how to pay for an education. Prior to working as an education reporter, she worked as a producer, online editor and writer at…

Sabrina Panday

30 May: She Rocks! Meet Entrepreneur, Projects Specialist, Author: Sabrina Panday

Entrepreneur, projects specialist, author: Sabrina Panday is a ‘bold and fearless’ woman.  She has a contagious positive attitude, which she credits to being “bold and fearless and never underestimating oneself”. These attributes have propelled Sabrina in assiduously pursuing her “dreams”, which included being a cookbook author. This ‘dream’ became a reality when Sabrina finally launched her cookbook. Adding a delicious twist to traditional ground provisions meals, Sabrina’s “Provisions: Cooking Healthy with Nature’s Bounty” inaugural cookbook is…

afuwa-granger

25 Nov: The President’s Daughter: Meet Afuwa Granger, Visual Artist/Writer/Poet

Afuwa Granger is a visual artist, writer, and poet who uses her work to construct a visual language around intersections of identity, particularly race and gender. She was born in Guyana to current President, David Granger and First Lady, Sandra Granger.  Afuwa studied in Jamaica at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and lives and creates her artwork in Vancouver, Canada. Afuwa’s  art is based on her family photos and the idea of the immigrant…

Anaya Lee Willabus

30 Jun: 8-Year-Old Anaya Lee Willabus is the Youngest Published Female Author of a Chapter Book in the U.S

At the young age of 8, Anaya Lee Willabus will go down in US history as the  youngest published female author of a chapter book.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Guyanese parents, Dimple and Winston Willabus of Georgetown.  Anaya’s book, The Day Mohan Found His Confidence, tells the story of a young boy named Mohan and the many challenges he faces at home and at school. On June 9th, 2015, Anaya was recognized by Guyanese-born New York State…

Look a You, You're beautiful

23 Jan: “Look at You! You Are Beautiful” says Children’s Book Author, Karen O. Roberts

Embrace people’s differences with Karen O. Roberts’s empowering debut children’s book, Look at You! You Are Beautiful.  Brimming with vibrant pictures of kids from all walks of life, this charming collection stands in stark contrast to defeat the looks-obsessed culture in which children grow up today. Karen was born in 1971 in a small town in the only English speaking country in South America, Guyana. As a child, she often felt awkward, too tall, too…

05 Sep: Do you remember your first day of school? Jennifer Bisram’s new book will take you back there!

Emmy Nominated Journalist and Author, Jennifer Bisram, will take you way back to your early school days with her newly published children’s book. You may have seen Jennifer on TV, reporting, or in your neighborhood armed with a microphone and heels with a cameraman by her side … now, meet her as an author in, First Day of School: Do You Want to be My Friend? Jennifer’s love for children took her into the classroom…

09 Jul: She Rocks! Mona Williams – Emmy Award Winning StoryTeller, Educator and Published Author

Mona Williams is a storyteller, children’s writer and educator whose action-packed stories and dramatic presentations enthrall audiences of all ages.  She covers a vast spectrum of stories including myths, legends and heroic tales; folk, fairy and wisdom stories, fables, riddles and autobiographical adventures. Born in the town of Mackenzie, Guyana on 27 July 1943,  Williams secured a place at the exclusive girls’ school Bishops. The school lends it name to her autobiography, Bishops: My Turbulent…