Purple is my favorite color and “The Color Purple” was the first show I saw on Broadway when I was 17 years old.
When I was in high school, I co-founded an organization for student leaders called South Gwinnett Student Leadership and Ethics Development Team (SLED), which still exists to this day.
“When a girl plays with Barbie she sees all the things she could be.” I’m a Barbie collector and I have more than 40 limited edition dolls.
I asked my mother what I should add to this list, and she said, “You’ve never been afraid to go it alone.”
I’ve been to Disney World nine times.
I am a theatre critic, arts journalist and editor, whose mission is to connect people to cultural experiences and each other. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in second grade, which is a decision that was reinforced when I won my high school’s first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. poetry contest. I think that was the universe giving me the first clue to life as a writer– you get an applause every 10 years. Ask any born storyteller, and they’ll tell you that they don’t do it for the accolades; they do it for the history books. I enjoy nothing more than a well-told story and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
During the day, I am a writer at Georgia State University where I edit the College of Law magazine and oversee content strategy. I hold a master’s degree from the Goldring Arts Journalism at Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia in journalism and theater. I am the founding co-chair of the American Theatre Critics Association’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee and I have been a fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center National Critics Institute. My long-term goals are to land on The New York Times bestseller list, open a late-night dessert restaurant and write a successful television series. I’m easily delighted by chocolate cake, fluffy pillows, snow days and girl talk.
I’m the only Kelundra I know, so if you’ve accidentally stumbled upon this page, it’s fate (and I have no idea what word you were trying to type in your search engine).