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Michaela Angela Davis      

Image Activist, Conversationalist, CNN Commentator & Writer

Michaela angela Davis is an Image Activist, Writer, Producer & Cultural Commentator. She’s been honored by NAACP, UNCF, The City of NY and others for her work expanding the narrow and inaccurate narratives of women of color in mainstream media. She was the only Executive Fashion, Beauty & Culture Editor at Essence, the first Fashion Director at Vibe and the last Editor in Chief at Honey magazines. She has written widely about gender, race, fashion, culture, beauty & identity. Michaela is a conversationalist. She’s taken conversations to France, South Africa, India, Australia New Zealand and more. She’s facilitated conversations on leading campus’ and television networks-ABC, MSNBC & BBC. Michaela was the editorial lead on the Promax Gold Award winning rebrand of Centric TV-“The First Network Designed For Black Women”. She’s created promotional and social campaigns for major media networks, beauty and lifestyle brands and organizations (P&G, Unilever, BET, PPFA) She was a premiere commentator on CNN’s AC360/Later, and seen regularly across the global network. She is the creator of MAD FREE a creative content, cultural and community connecting service. Her active projects include “The Hair Tales” with Tracee Ellis Ross a docu-series known as “The Vagina Monologues for Black Hair” The pilot of mobile mini docs starring Regina King, Tasha Smith, Patrisse Cullors, Amanda Seales & Kim Coles premiered to broad critical acclaim. The House of Hair is an experiential and performance space-an extension of her work using hair as an organizing principle to tell stories of Black Women’s culture and identity. Davis produced a documentary series on the historic Broadway show Eclipsed featuring Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira airing in 100 countries. She is currently writing with Mariah Carey on a memoir of her identity. She is the proud mother of Elenni Davis-Knight.

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