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Kenya is her own superhero and an advocate for self-care and positive mental health. As a teenager, she struggled with her identity: questioning her faith, sexuality, and reason for life. She first started therapy as a senior in high school where she first discovered she had a voice. Yet, she continued forward battling depression and anxiety about her sexual identity for several years before stepping into a therapist office again. This time, finding her pathway to stand in her truth with God and herself.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Kenya Boatright developed her love for creative writing at an early age. A graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University, she holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Business Administration.
Having a gift with words, Kenya decided to focus her efforts at finishing one of her many ideas. Being someone who has struggled with saying No throughout her life, Kenya knew the need to not only validate No as being positive but show others how to embrace No being a complete sentence. She published The No Factor in May 2018. The project is her first in a series dedicated to helping people embrace the not so comfortable in order to tap into the full potential they have and live a life liberated and authentic.
A humanitarian, Kenya gives back to the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Chapter of National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources and as Sr. VP of Operations for We Thrive Foundation, a global non-profit dedicated to creating innovative solutions that Ignite Change, Provide Relief and Elevate Lives. She is a philanthropist who donates her resources to groups dedicated to combating homelessness, LGBT community rights, and the stigma surrounding the black community and mental health.