© 2023 by Khaila King

KHAILA

KING

Writer •  Reporter •  Creative
 

About Me

Born from a strong line of Black women that never truly received the recognition and protection from society that they truly deserved, it was only natural for me to develop a passion for social justice and equality. My love for art and journalism came second and are solely driven by this fire rooted inside me.

 

I first acquired my writing, reporting and design skills in high school, where I eventually rose to feature and copy editor of my school paper. I am now a student Indiana University, where I honed my journalistic abilities and fostered a true sense of identity centered around African American culture, femininity and art.

 

Through joining various organizations and founding one, I have developed strong communication and team collaboration skills, while overall enhancing my creativity. I love to draw, and I love working with various mediums to produce visual art.

 

Using my skills as a journalist and an artist, I will one day create or lead a media platform dedicated to providing full representation of marginalized, oppressed communities (including women, racial minorities, people with mental and physical disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, etc.) As a journalist, I believe every voice deserves to be heard and I intend on dedicating my life ensuring that they are.

 

Experience

The Office of Oversteas Study IUB

Peer Counselor 

Present

I am currently serving as a Peer Counselor for the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University Bloomington. With this role I am able to share my experience abroad as well as deliver helpful information to students going abroad. I am also able to utilize my public communication skills and leadership skills while building a meaningful network and providing excellent clientele service.

PATTERN Magazine

Journalism Intern

May - Aug 2019

PATTER is an Indianapolis based arts, fashion and culture magazine and I was fortunate enough to be apart of their creative team. I wrote multiple stories for PATTERN's digital publication, went to many events where I was able to expand my network and I was able to be behind the scenes of multiple incredible photo shoots.

The Black Arts Society at Indiana University

Founder/ President

AUG 2018 - Today

BAS strives to create a safe space for IU's underrepresented students to express themselves and their social experiences through various forms of art. I founded this organization under this guise and as President I have organized events with a team of creatives tackling topics such as xenophobia and self care and unity among racial and ethnic minorities.

Psi Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

Public Relations Chair

JAN - MAY 2018

I am fortunate enough to be apart of the distinct sisterhood of Sigma Lambda Gamma. As the Psi Chapter PR Chair I was responsible for creating flyers and managing various social media platforms to promote events, cultural awareness, community service and uplifting all womyn. 

The National Association of Black Journalists Grapevine

Writer/ Reporter

JAN - AUG 2018

I briefly served as an intern for The NABJ publication's Grapevine, which served as a media platform providing full representation and catering to the needs of the Black community on the campus of IU. Throughout this experience I conducted interviews and covered events such as the 2018 Miss Black & Gold Pageant. 

 

Education

2016 - 2020 

Indiana University

I am majoring in journalism with a concentration in graphic communications and I am double minoring in French and African American African Diaspora Studies.

2019 JAN - MAY

Paris IES Study Abroad Program

I had the wonderful opportunity to study in Paris, France for a semester. Throughout this program I was able to refine my French speaking skills while indulging in francophone art, history and culture.

 

Contact Me

kingkhaila@gmail.com
Tel: 219-448-2385

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