Kiana Davis was born and raised in Richmond, California. She began writing poetry at the age of 12 to grapple with growing up in a low income community and to help her develop her identity as a young black girl in America.
For the past 10 years, she has worked as an educator teaching at-risk youth in Washington State.
Black children have historically faced punishment by school officials over their hairstyles. Poetry workshop was great. Thank you @colorbyculture for the great coloring book. The girls loved the images! #poetrymatters