I am showcasing my love for Black features, our hair, skin, and lips. They are often portrayed in a positive light when they are on white bodies, but they should be celebrated on our bodies.
Kailah Trice is a Jamaican-American author from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a recent college graduate and plans to continue her education in pursuit of an MFA. She specializes in poetry and loves to write short stories. Kailah hopes to publish several books of poetry as well as children’s books. Right now, she is currently working on publishing her first book. One of her goals in life is to be on the New York Times bestselling authors list! In her free time, Kailah loves spending time with her twin brother, playing video games, playing piano and watching cartoons and anime.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou), Maya Angelou
Just a Jamaican/American girl trying to share my unique experience with the world. I love that I was able to grow up with two cultures, and the combination of them is what makes me who I am. I am able to write about the intersections of my life, being a Black, child of an immigrant in America, and being a naturalized Jamaican, and compare and juxtapose the two. My background is what made me the writer I am, and I love being able to show that in my work.
I’ve written a scholarship essay showing how I’d bring a diverse perspective to NYU. I’ve shared my experiences growing up in Jamaica and America, my love of sharing knowledge and my love of writing.