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Nakia Hill

Nakia currently resides in the South End in Boston. She directs 826 Boston's Writers' Room program supporting K-12 teachers and students. Nakia was named one of seven 2018 Boston Artists-in-Residence by Mayor Marty Walsh. She felt extremely blessed to collaborate with local government and creatives in the city to explore how to use art to influence policy. As a writer, Nakia’s work focuses on how to use writing as a tool for healing and resistance.

Her first collection of poetry entitled Water Carrier inspired by Solange's "A Seat at the Table" was released in October 2018. She is the creator of the Boston’s Most Resilient Women project which tells the resiliency stories of women of color. The author developed the Boston Women in the Workplace survey. Nakia is also the founder of Girls, Write! a creative writing and publishing program for girls of color in Boston.

Nakia loves God. She is obsessed with seeing women of color win in life. If she could have a bottomless mimosas brunch with five fierce women alive, it would be Issa Rae, Angela Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Elaine Welteroth and Solange.

When Nakia is not writing, you can find her creating a new vegan or pescetarian recipe in the kitchen or eating her way through eclectic cities internationally.