Ms. Yawson is co-founder of Joojos, an artisanal children's shoe company that aims to inject love, fun and play into the children's shoe making business.
Additionally, Ms. Yawson hopes to publish her first children's book, Sunne's Gift, with funds generated through this Kickstarter campaign. Sunne's Gift is about a magical creature with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne. Sunne's three straight-haired siblings, who also have magical powers, poke fun of Sunne's hair. Sunne starts beating the spirals of hair to fit in, but as a result...
With this story, she hopes to affirm afro-textured hair while promoting a culture of acceptance in which readers learn that celebrating diversity is not just "nice to do," it is essential for our survival.
Ms. Yawson earned a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She works as a securities lawyer and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, Ms. Yawson enjoys writing about topical issues surrounding race, gender, parenting and self-love. Her articles have been published in The Grio and Huffington Post, among other publications. She is also a radio personality on WBAI in NY 99.5 FM in New York. She is the host and producer of How to Make it in the City which a weekly program which gives practical and spiritual advice on how to thrive as an artist, entrepreneur, dreamer, and visionary. More on the show can be found at this link. http://www.wbai.org/program.php?program=263
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VideosThe Most Important Lesson to Teach Children
In this video I discuss the most important lesson to teach our children and why I wrote Sunne's Gift.
Kwanzaa Nana Is Coming to Town: Visit 1
by Ama Karikari-Yawson
One week before the beginning of Kwanzaa, Imani Faith and her community experience a devastating loss. Will their Kwanzaa holiday suffer as a result, or will Kwanzaa Nana remind them that they have all of the tools necessary to make this Kwanzaa the best Kwanzaa ever?
by Ama Karikari-Yawson
Sunne's Gift is a modern fable about a magical creature with spirally hair that grows toward the sun named Sunne. Sunne's three straight-haired siblings, who also have magical powers, poke fun of Sunne's hair. Sunne starts beating the spirals of hair to fit in, but as a result...
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