My name is Imadé (ee-MAH-day).
Communications Professional, Award-Winning Writer & Mental Health Advocate
I am an award-winning journalist with three MDDC Press Association awards for my articles as a Features Writer at the Frederick News-Post. I won the 2017 Best of Show award, beating out the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post, for my arts and entertainment reporting. The award-winning article featured author Harriet Levin Millan who wrote: "How Fast Can You Run." The book was inspired by the Sudanese refugee story of Michael Majok Kuch.
I cover arts and culture stories, but I write a bit of everything including mental health. I've done articles on police brutality, community gardening, an international African pop star, and a young woman living with advanced cancer. My bylines are in Forbes, Essence, The Mighty, Bandcamp, Shondaland, and LA Weekly, among others.
I am also the founder of Depressed While Black, an online community sharing mental health stories from an African-American lens and a charitable initiative that donates Black-affirming personal care items to mental hospital patients.
I currently work as a Communications Advocate at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
BYP (Black Youth Project)
Freelancer/Former Music Intern