NIA MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

CIERRA KALER-JONES

Cierra Kaler-Jones is a graduate student whose research focuses on using storytelling and artistic expression as effective strategies to teach and empower students to have constructive conversations about social justice issues. When she isn’t researching trends in education or speaking to students about the power of sharing their stories, she is dancing professionally or leading free arts workshops. Check her out at cierrakalerjones.com

Cierra's latest articles

How Yoga Helped Me Regain Self-Confidence

Everyone who knows me well can easily see that I’m always thinking. Analyzing. Predicting. Wondering. Stressing. For a long time I begged my soul to...

How I Found Peace through Solo Travel

Ihave the heart of a wanderer and the mind of a calculator. My spirit calls me to be free, but my mind usually holds...

DR. KATRINA SPIGNER

Dr. Katrina Spigner (Dr. K) is the Founder and CEO of Re-Source Solutions,LLC, a personal and professional growth and development company. She is a certified personal and executive coach, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, author of three books, and an adjunct professor. Dr. K is the creator of the research-based, Voice Positioning System, a strategy that emerges out of her “Voice Lessons” program, which is designed to help women harness their power and master their influence. More than anything, Dr. K’s heart’s desire is to live her life in a way that SPEAKS LIFE! Find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Dr. K's latest articles

Stop Standing In Line: 3 Things to Do When You’re Ready...

How many times have you stood in line at the grocery store, bank, or other places only to find that the line next to...

Reclaiming My Time: And A Whole Lot of Other Things While...

Okay, be honest. You’ve chuckled at a Representative Maxine Waters meme. Right? You’ve seen them…the ones where she is peering over the rim of her...

LAURA ALEJANDRA

Laura Alejandra is a Florida-based blogger, writer and born storyteller. Born and raised in Colombia, she is obsessed with musicals, anime and manga, Instagram, romance novels, EDM music, weightlifting, and recreating every cooking recipe found on Pinterest. When she is not taking spontaneous weekend trips, (or wishing she was) she can be found on Twitter (@introducinglau), talking about her experiences living in the United States as an immigrant—and just about life in general. Her blog is www.ourbeststory.com.

Laura's latest articles

Why I Don’t Waste Time Comparing Myself Anymore

When I was little, my older cousin became a Supermodel and TV personality. I grew up seeing her impact everywhere. Men adored her; women half wanted...

Why Hitting “Rock Bottom” Isn’t Always Bad

On one lovely summer day, I was brought into a conference room, and told I was being let go from my job. So were dozens...

NOBI DeLON

Nobi DeLon is a NJ based writer, educator, and empowerment facilitator obsessed with vintage Black glamour, hip hop, good conversation, reading, sweet tea, and hope. Always evolving, this proud mama of three considers herself most fearless when she is being creative behind a pen, podium or set of turntables. Connect with Nobi on her new vice, Instagram.

Nobi's latest articles

Meet Vashti C. Harrison, the Artist Sprinkling Her Magic One Book,...

"...after a ton of time of trying to find myself, I realized that I had known the whole time." ---------- Vashti C. Harrison is a collector....

Meet Mjeema Pickett, Spotify’s R&B/Soul Global Programming Head Living Music As...

"There's no greater feeling than the feeling of being blessed. Of knowing that you followed through with what was in your heart. And you're...

TAKIA ROSS

Takia is a professional Make-Up Artist and owner of Accessmatized, LLC the home of Pretty Mobile Baltimore, DMV’s First Mobile Make-Up Studio. Takia’s passion is to encourage and inspire women to live their best lives and dream BIG; and she is leading by example. http://www.accessmatized.com

Takia's latest articles

Please Stop Trying to Talk Me Out of My Greatness!

About a month ago, I decided that it was time for me to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial passion full time. For 20...

How I Found Out That Purpose Has My Back

My back had been hurting for a couple of days and I couldn’t quite figure out why. And, I’m not talking about a little achy...

TANITH RICE-HARRIS

Tanith Rice-Harris is a wanna-be stay at home wife, mother and an aspiring romance author. She spends her days being creative, searching for good music, and trying not to suck at life. Check her out at: www.sunnyharris.net or on Facebook @tanith.riceharris.

Tanith's latest articles

The Importance of Saying Goodbye to Toxic Relationships

Did you know that being in a toxic relationship can kill you? Well, hopefully not literally, but it can kill your spirit. Relationships are powerful. Humans...

5 Throwback R&B Songs That Are Like Black Woman Therapy Over...

If you love music like I do, you probably remember Lauryn Hill crooning that respect was just the minimum. And you definitely recall Erykah Badu advising...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

Living Life

My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...

Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...

I Quit: Kudos to the Black Girl Who Believed She Could...

I quit. Well not like that. But essentially, yes. After damn near ten years of dedicated service to an organization that shall remain nameless – although...