County: King County
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Kiana Davis is a poet, educator, and storyteller. She grew up in North Richmond, California, and she began writing poetry at a young age to grapple with poverty. Kiana is the author of Digging For Roots and From These Roots Up poetry collections that narrates her experiences growing up experiencing poverty and institutional racism. Kiana Davis also edited and published Voices in the Shadows a book of poems written by youth at Echo Glenn Youth Facility and Unyielding Roots: What is Your Hair Story? Unyielding Roots is an anthology of 70 Black women and girls writing about their hair to bring awareness to Black hair discrimination. She is the recipient of 4Culture grants and a Renton City Community grant. Kiana Davis resides in South King County, and she is an Adult Basic Studies Instructor.
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