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Nakia Hill

Nakia Hill is the director of communications for Mayor Michelle Wu’s Cabinet of Community Engagement for the City of Boston. She edited “Revel in Black Excellence,” a section in Boston Art Review’s sixth issue celebrating Black artists in Boston. In 2018, she was named one of seven Boston Artists-in-Residence by Mayor Marty Walsh exploring how art influences government policy impacting our community. As a writer, her work focuses on how women can use writing as a tool for healing and advocacy. Her first collection of poetry entitled Water Carrier inspired by Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” was released in October 2018. She is the creator of the Boston’s Most Resilient Women project which tells the resiliency stories of women of color. She developed the Boston Women in the Workplace survey. She is also the founder of Girls, Write! a creative writing and publishing program for girls of color in Boston. 

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Online Apr 04, 2023

Like Mel King: Honoring His Legacy

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