Mykia Wilson is a young poet who is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her love of books and poetry started at a very young age. She often expresses her opinionated stance on societal issues through poetry and written reflections. Heavily inspired by the works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes, Mykia doesn’t shy away from exhibiting her feelings and revealing her own personal struggles. Her debut book entitled, “Speak Your Truth Young Queen” is a soul captivating collection of poetry that tackles on the issues in the black community and explores the realm of a young black woman. She takes readers on an informative journey that explains the major issues within the black community as well as the major societal issues that have plagued the current generation. Some of the topics includes toxic habits in the black community, generational issues, misogyny, rape culture, colorism, and mental health. She is also in the process of writing her second collection of poetry that is scheduled for a Spring release, and a children’s book that will be released in the Spring of 2020.
She is all about motivating and inspiring individuals in order to promote growth, love, and positivity. One of her missions is to help the women and children in the inner city and she is also in the works of developing a mentorship program for kids age 5-18. She is currently a senior at Louisiana State University and is working to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Mykia also holds an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Humanities. Her plans after college includes writing more books, hosting poetry workshops, motivational speaking tours, and counseling kids that are at-risk and in need of counseling. Her debut book will be released on February 25th and she is sure to reach individuals and let her voice be heard.
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