Ayana Byrd





Ayana Byrd



Ayana Byrd is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, New York. A Phi Beta kappa graduate of Columbia University's Barnard college, she is an entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in Vibe, Rolling Stone, Honey, TV Guide and Paper magazines.

Aside from writing, Byrd has appeared on numerous panels, including Harvard University's Black Arts Festival and Barnard College's Scholar and the Feminist, to discuss the representation of women in popular culture and the intersection of gender, race and class in the arts. Philadelphia native Byrd is an avid traveler who has visited Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

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