Akiba Solomon is senior editorial director of Colorlines and an NABJ Award-winning journalist and editor whose writing on culture, race, gender, and reproductive health has appeared in Essence, Dissent, Glamour, Vibe, and Ebony, among other outlets. She is the co-editor of Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts. She has spoken about women’s and social justice issues at institutions including the Schomburg Center, Stanford, Yale, and Harvard. She is a graduate of Howard University.
Kenrya Rankin is an award-winning author, journalist, editorial consultant, and the editorial director at Colorlines. Her work has appeared in dozens of national publications, including the New York Times, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, and Fast Company. She is the author of four books, including Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama. She is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.