Kelonie Utley graduated from Berklee College of Music Online with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Music Studies. She is currently a student at Florida Institute of Technology Online pursuing her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership. Kelonie opened up her writing in 2015, after keeping her writing silent due to the abuse she endured. Kelonie wanted to be known by told stories that made a difference, instead of untold stories that changed nothing. With this mindset, Kelonie went on to have her first book "Altered Reality: Long Walk to Freedom"; published with Olympia Publishers in 2020. Through Olympia Kelonie Utley's life story through poetry went worldwide.
Awards and Recognition
- Came in 7th place on the Biopage Contest receiving the silver medal