N. Jamiyla Chisholm
I am a journalist and editorial consultant who currently leads creative web content at Barnard College. I also write about arts and culture for the daily racial justice news website Colorlines. As a journalist for two decades, I have worked with more than a dozen national media companies and publications, including MTV, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Real Simple, Essence, VIBE, The Source, and The Village Voice. I served as a research editor for InStyle and as the show writer for BET’s 106 & Park, where my script highlighting World Aids Day won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences TV Cares Ribbon. I’ve also taught English as a second language in Japan.
A Brooklyn native, I earned my undergraduate in English literature from the City College of New York, my master’s at teaching degree from the University of Southern California, and an MFA from the Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph's College in New York. I am currently working on a memoir.