Writer | Artist | Entrepreneur



Akili King is a 23-year-old graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she studied Creative Writing, Africana Studies, and Journalism, along with a French Minor. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, until she moved to Paris for her freshman year of college with the NYU Paris program. She is currently the Beauty Editorial Assistant at Vogue Magazine. You can catch her DJ-ing and writing for the likes of Milk Makeup Fashion Fair, Vogue.com, and more. Akili is passionate about film, poetry, screenwriting, and Yoga. She has written one book, AWAKENING, so far... and plans to write many more throughout her career. Akili has worked and interned for companies such as The Wing, The FADER, Milk Studios, Burrell Communications Firm, She Who Dares, etc. Her goals are to continue creating meaningful art that touches the lives of others, and to maintain her entrepreneurial spirit in the process.



All Photographs by Danni Caño-Garraway