Media Mogul In The Making: Meet Kiara ‘Kierra Leone’ Wilson

Media mogul in the making, Kiara ‘Kierra Leone’ Wilson. Photo provided by Kierra Leone.

This week’s featured media mogul in the making is a podcast curator and creative director extraordinaire, Kiara ‘Kierra Leone’ Wilson. Wilson is the co-host of the podcast You Go Gurl and our very own director of sponsorships. Get to know Kierra and her professional journey below.

You are a multi-talented individual dipping and dapping in a bunch of other expressive fields. So, what was it about journalism or media that piqued your interest?

Once upon a time I wanted to be a psychologist/therapist. That dream manifested into me wanting to speak and aid my community on a mass scale. I went on to take up broadcasting and mass comm at the State University Of NY at Oswego. 

The possibility of telling the stories  and shifting the lives of a mass of people is what has always made me appreciate media and journalism.” 

Tell us how you built up your platform. What’s your mission/goals? Who’s your audience?

“My current platform You Go Gurl Podcast mission is to understand and help tell the stories of inspiring and successful creative black women.”

So far throughout your career, what has been your proudest personal media moment?

“My proudest media moment is everyday I don’t give up.” 

What advice would you give aspiring mediapreneurs looking to enter the field? 

“Always bet on yourself, just never by yourself. Dive head first into your passions with no expectations. Enjoy the ride.”

Support Kierra Leone by streaming or downloading the You Go Gurl podcast by clicking HERE or following the podcast on Twitter and Instagram.

Connect with Kierra Leone across social including on Instagram and Twitter.

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