In The Spotlight Today: Mykia Wilson!
How old are you and where are you from?
My name is Mykia Wilson. I am 21 years old and I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Tell us more about your book!
My book entitled, “Speak Your Truth Young Queen” is a collection of poetry that
represents the opinions and views of a young black woman and focuses on the issues and
problems in the black community. I unapologetically tackle the issues that aren’t
addressed as much and shed light on the problems that are hindering our community. My
book covers a variety of topics such as misogyny, mental health, generational trauma,
violence, colorism, and sexual assault. It will be available for purchase on Amazon
February 25th !
You’re sharing an elevator with a big name publisher. Pitch your book using 20 words or
My debut book is a soul-captivating collection of poetry that will move and inspire you to
make a change!
What does your ideal writing space look like?
I prefer to write in a very chill and calm environment, but honestly, I can write anywhere.
Whenever I feel motivated or find inspiration I either take out my phone or paper and a
pen. For instance, most of my poems were written during class. I would literally take out
a piece of paper in the middle of a lecture and start writing a new poem. I’m pretty good
at multi-tasking so my grades didn’t suffer too bad haha!
If your book was turned into a movie, who would play your main characters?
Sista Soulja would be the narrator and I would choose up and coming black actors and
actresses to play the other characters. Basically, I would put my people on!
You’re stranded on an island, and only one character from any book can save you. Who
are you picking?
I would have to go with Rue from the Hunger Games. She is an example of how strong
and tough black women are.
Besides being a writer, what else do you enjoy?
I love 90s fashion and music. I also love to shop at thrift stores and watch basketball.
Do you have any upcoming book promotions?
Yes! Check out my website and social media accounts for more information.
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