about Kayona

"Hi, I’m Kayona, and I'm a multi-hyphenate artist and fledgling entrepreneur from Washington, DC. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an incredible vision for my life—to use my artistic talents to do great things in this world, like inspire, entertain, enlighten, and serve others."

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona started in entertainment as a radio DJ, which led to running her own indie record label in her early 20s. Most recently, Kayona was the winner of the Roadmap Writer’s Diversity Initiative, and other awards for her writing that are helping to move her career forward.

about Kayona

"Hi, I’m Kayona, and I'm a multi-hyphenate artist and fledgling entrepreneur from Washington, DC. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an incredible vision for my life—to use my artistic talents to do great things in this world, like inspire, entertain, enlighten, and serve others."

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona started in entertainment as a radio DJ, which led to running her own indie record label in her early 20s. Most recently, Kayona was the winner of the Roadmap Writer’s Diversity Initiative, and other awards for her writing that are helping to move her career forward.


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question and answer

I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete in particular has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.

The answer to this question has three compenents to it: one, I actually ran an indie label for a few years in DC, so Kenya’s story isn’t unlike my own. Two, I always wanted to create and star in a scripted series. I would watch shows like Sex and the City and Girlfriends and Golden Girls and Living Single, and I would say to myself that I wanted to do that someday. I wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw or Khadijah James. I wanted to someday tell stories relevant to women of my generation. And third, this story just came to me. I wasn’t actually trying to create a series when ideas for this started coming. I just started writing and… here we are.
question and answer

I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete in particular has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.