Writer and Editorial Director, Kierna Mayo: “How I Made It” Season 3 – Episode 4


Hey StyleBlazers, welcome to Season 3 – Episode 4 of our exclusive web series, How I Made It.

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About This Episode

Kierna Mayo is currently Editorial Director, Digital for Ebony.com. Prior to this achievement she obtained much success writing for national magazines including ESSENCE, Marie Claire, Glamour, Seventeen and so many more, as well as occupying several editorial positions. Most recently she served as the former Editorial Director of Tyra.com, where she developed a cutting-edge, online resource geared towards women. Kierna’s roots in writing extend deep. In 1991 she became one of the first female editors of The Source magazine.
Much of Mayo’s writing over the years has focused on women’s issues in the hip-hop generation. Most notably, Mayo is the co-founder and founding Editor-in-Chief of Honey magazine, which initially sought to create a place for women to discuss issues. A mother, a daughter, a writer, Mayo is dedicated to her work of uplifting and empowering young Black women through words.  It was an absolute delight for StyleBlazer to speak exclusively with writer Kierna Mayo to hear her story on how she made it.

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Comments

  • open heart

    Yeah Kierna! The fiercest chic in the game for all the world to see.

  • Thank you!

    Kierna was SO awesome! I still have some Honey Magazines til this day… That was one magazine that I wished never went out of business…it really truly spoke to me as a young woman when no other magazine paid attention to our demographic. Thanks so much Kierna and Joyce for your vision!

  • Sean

    GO BROOKLYN!!!

  • Golden

    So good to see the woman behind so much. Honey Magazine was a triumph. I salute you Kierna. #Boss

  • Beloved

    Powerful

  • MackandLaurenMom

    I am so inspired, thanks!

  • Karima L. Henderson

    How amazing you are. Beautiful. I want more…