Nia realized her purpose early on in life and has learned to monetize her gifts and expertise in such a way that has provided her a comfortable living as a full-time Authorpreneur. Among the rising leaders of the millennial generation, Nia is making marks throughout the world as an advocate for historical documentation through writing, especially across the African Diaspora.
Best known as, "The Literary Revolutionary", Nia is the CEO & Owner of YBF Publishing, which serves to amplify the literary voices of Black people around the world with a story to tell. In 2017, Nia started the social media based #WriteTheBookChallenge and later in July of that year, launched the Black Authors Matter Movement which is a global campaign to encourage, create, and promote Black authors.
Nia is the Founder & Executive Director of The Literary Arts Institute. The online school aims to provide “Literacy On Purpose”, for all individuals, families, and communities who seek higher education (and business knowledge) in literary arts related courses and classes. This school has been especially helpful for homeschool groups, after-school programs, co-ops, and youth groups; as well as, for adult writers, future authors, and authorpreneurs.
Nia Akinyemi got her start in organizing work as an activist with the NAACP during her senior year of undergrad at Clayton State University. She served as the Chairwoman of the Young Adult Council for the NAACP and became an awardee of the Human & Civil Rights Award in 2015 at the chapter’s Inaugural Freedom Fund Banquet. Nia has served as a leading organizer of the Clayton & DeKalb County Coalitions for Justice and Police Accountability, as well as the Youth Coordinator for the state of Georgia’s branch of the National Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism. In 2016, Nia embarked on her first political campaign, as she sought out a commissioner’s seat in Clayton County (Metro-Atlanta), where she placed 3rd in an 8 candidate race. Though not elected, Nia made history as the youngest candidate for Commissioner in the state of Georgia.
Currently, Nia serves as the President-elect of the SisterCARE Alliance, a community based network that promotes self-care as a form of social justice, and social justice as a form of self-care. She also serves on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Progressive Agenda Working Group and Criminal Justice Reform Commission. Additionally, The Literary Revolutionary is an active member of the community organization, Friends of Auburn Avenue Research Library where she serves on several committees aimed to raise funds and awareness around the largest African American history and culture based library in the Southeast region of the United States. She is also the co-host of The Octavia Butler / Toni Morrison Speculative Fiction Society, alongside Dr. Ifasola Ajigunwa Eric Bridges, tenured Psychology professor at her alma mater.
During her campaign for Commissioner, Nia was named “The Voice” of the rising generation. She is known to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. More importantly, Nia continues to use her platform to empower her people to write books and document history - because no one can tell our stories, like we can tell our stories.