About

"People seek news that affirms their truths."

If you asked Kayla what is one thing she loves to do, she would answer, write. So she writes and decided to create a platform that gives her the access to express her freedoms and perspectives on the world as it is today.

 

Modern Day Kay is what she calls her “digital diary”, a space where she uses her knowledge and skilled journalism talents to report current events and trending topics. She believes it is her responsibility to advocate transparency and honest news but does not shy away from stating her opinion. In her own words, she describes the conception of her blog, “a platform where I could do things my way.” In this space, she is the creative director, producer, editor-in-chief, contributor, copywriter, executive editor, reporter, journalist, writer, founder, and opinion columnist.

 

Behind Modern Day Kay, is the voice of a woman who values storytelling, conversations, and connections. Through her own personal and unique life experiences, she intends to be a trustworthy source of information and incite dialogue amongst her readers with her viewpoints and personable flair.

 

All in all, she writes what she wants, when she wants, about what she wants, when she wants to.

What is Melaninated?

Opinionated how?

Educated by?

I wanted to figure out another way to say “I’m black” and that’s what I’m doing with Melaninated. The stories I talk about in Melaninated are the failures and triumphs of being Black.

 

I want to change the conversation around the word black and get people talking about what it really means to have melanin. Melaninated is the embodiment of being a Black (or brown) body in a diluted world.

It’s not about what makes me different but what about what I have to say.  Being an opinion blogger allows for me to speak up, out, and openly on matters that interests and concern me. We all have opinions, but the way in which we package and present our opinions is what separates us.

 

I want people to know that Modern Day Kay is based on the viewpoints of an educated Black woman with an outspoken personality. So if you wanted to know about me in three words, I am melaninated, opinionated, and educated.

As a graduate of the University of Georgia journalism program, I knew I wanted to study a field where my interest could be a career. The training and education I acquired in my undergrad years allow for me to write with a purpose in knowing that the information I am giving is thoroughly researched.

 

Education and knowledge are not to be played with because the power that rests in your mental capacity to grow is a resourceful tool no one can take from you.

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