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Bio Writing


200 simbi per unit - Virtual OK

Your bio is your public statement of purpose, skill sets, and accomplishments. You need a bio that effectively conveys the what, how, and why of your offerings.

There’s something special about you, and statistically, your website’s About Page is where most of your site traffic will go to find out about your brand of special.

The world asks: What’s so special about you? Your bio is your response.

If you’re looking to use your bio to engage and convert its readers and listeners into customers, you need to express your uniqueness and convey your value. Think of your current bio as your grand entrance theme music. If that bio doesn’t make you want to relax your shoulders, raise an eyebrow, and give your gift with confidence, I can help you solve that problem.

Training & Qualifications

I am a digital content writer. I'm also an bestselling author who has presented keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops on radical self-expression, personal leadership, and writing on college campuses, and several women’s summits and blogging conferences. My work has been featured in Essence and Real Simple magazines, and I've written for,,, and, among others. Lastly, I'm a regular contributor to the world’s largest feminist media site,, and I also write regularly at

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Akilah

Christophor provided Help with Create an Instagram promo video for Akilah
Feb 24, 2017
Akilah came to me with a very precise piece of video editing which I was able to quickly turn around into a finished project. She's very good at commu...nicating what it is she needs and is a pleasure to work more
Hollie provided Unit of Pinterest Cleanup & Optimization for Akilah
Feb 05, 2017
Fabulous person to work with! Fast response and great communication!
Penpa received Unit of Bio Writing from Akilah
Feb 04, 2017
Akilah wrote a bio for me. I always struggle telling my story in a fear of coming out looking narcissistic, complicated and unclear. I think Akilah di...d a wonderful job of creating a nice flow to it without too many words. She is a gifted writer. :) Thank you !show more
J'aime received Hour of 60-minute course creation outlining from Akilah
Feb 02, 2017
Oh. My. Goodness. Mind=Blown Open! Akilah was *the* perfect consultant to work with on the development of my non-traditional course... she knew *exa...ctly* how to nurture me, support me, guide me, and she *totally got* what I am seeking to share with my community through my new course, and the relevance of what the information that is coming through me... because of that she made suggestions that were unique, and offered me more vast and deeper perspectives than I'd had before. I'm rescheduling now~!*show more
Christophor provided Help with Seeking a good podcast editor for Akilah
Feb 01, 2017
Akilah was a great person to work with. She gave clear, concise information on what she needed done and gave me all the material required. I will work with her again in the future when she needs my skill more
Sage provided Help with Seeking a good podcast editor for Akilah
Jan 30, 2017
Super friendly and professional, looking forward to working with Akilah again! I also appreciated her feedback on my work - it helps me help others~~
Luna provided Help with Transcribe Podcast Episodes for Akilah
Jan 25, 2017
Akilah's podcast is so articulate and interesting and deals with such important issues! I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn more abou...t unschooling as centered on POC voices by transcribing her podcast, and she was very professional and flexible to work with!show more
Clare provided Unit of Audio Transcription for Akilah
Jan 16, 2017
I really enjoyed working with you! You're a great person and I hope everything goes well for your podcast.


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60-minute course creation outlining
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60-minute course creation outlining

Akilah's requests

Akilah is requesting
Transcribe Podcast Episodes
I have podcast episodes that are about 60 minutes long. Each episode features an intro and outro, and in between that is audio that features two people. I'm looking to have each podcast episode tra...

I am so happy to be part of a space where money doesn't stop us from engaging in great work! I'm seeing great ideas and I have some of my own. In this space, I'll get to cultivate that work for mys...
Akilah is requesting
Create an Instagram promo video
I have a 4-minute video that I'd like to distill down to a 60-75 second version for Instagram. I have some markers for pieces that must be included, but overall, I'm looking for an editor to watch...

I am so happy to be part of a space where money doesn't stop us from engaging in great work! I'm seeing great ideas and I have some of my own. In this space, I'll get to cultivate that work for mys...

About Akilah Richards

I started out as an independent author; hired an indie publishing company to help produce my first print book in 2007. It was my first public stance on integrating authentic living with mindful Like all my books, (I’ve written seven more since then) it was a result of me questioning my current situation, wanting something different, and wondering how the hell I could get from my then-current circumstance to the space I wanted to be in. I started blogging about the same topic I wrote about in the book, and in a couple years, I was featured in a major magazine. I started working with a few brands, wrote a couple more books, started doing public speaking at small events, and eventually went into life coaching, working with women looking to make shift from day jobs they hated to entrepreneurship doing work they loved, living lives that matched up with how they wanted to see themselves. As a life coach, I was in the Emotional Wellness business, and that work was fulfilling. It taught me a lot about how our unresolved feelings, our backstories, and in many cases, our childhood experiences could serve as tools to power us up in adulthood, or hold us back from really owning ourselves and taking charge of our own lives. The work transitioned from a focus on managing and naming emotions, to exploring and expressing the things that define us, and the things that have the most powerful influence over our choices. I took to calling that work/practice Radical Self-Expression. Through the practice, I worked with hundreds of women—in person, through books, online courses, and virtual coaching—to make space for deep self-study, including recognizing our natural patterns and core values, and getting comfortable with expressing and protecting our needs inside our relationships. For me, radical self-expression work over the past six years led me to participate in my own liberation, and that of my children, with their father, my partner, by embracing self-directed education in the form of Unschooling. Unschooling isn’t just about education and children, it’s about how adults and children live together, and how adults and children get to be themselves while they learn, grow, and define themselves. My partner and I are entrepreneurs who see the importance of being producers, not just consumers. As people of color, we see the urgency in learning how to prioritize an understanding of how to provide for ourselves and contribute to our communities without relying so heavily on someone to employ us, or someone to fund our school district, or someone to see the value in our lives. For my family, unschooling is a tool for decolonizing our education and liberating ourselves from oppressive, exclusive systems. We believe in learning and living with education as an organic process that cannot reach its heights if it’s confined to a particular curriculum or set of instructions. It has to happen organically, with support and encouragement from our communities, and trust in our children to articulate their needs, and our ability to observe and support without trying to mold them into something they are not. By researching, reporting on, and facilitating discussion around unconventional parenting and lifestyle choices for people of color in particular, I join the many others who have been working to create space for themselves to live, learn, and thrive in healthy relationships with children. Essentially, I'm a content writer and writing consultant helping business owners stand above the crowd with engaging, SEO-friendly, web and print copywriting. Social justice storyteller with a keen focus on centering the voices of people of color in the self-directed education movement, particularly unschooling. ★ Who I Serve ★ Small-business owners, non-profit organizations, online course creators, authors, and digital content writers. I also work with individuals transitioning out of one industry into another, for example: transitioning servicewomen, recent college graduates, and employees turned entrepreneurs. SKILL SETS: ★ Content Writing ★ • Expert level writing skills with demonstrated ability to write engaging web copy • Knowledge of SEO and ability to produce keywords for products added to site • Familiarity with web analytics and tracking methodologies • Proficient in Web publishing and syndication ★ Consulting ★ • Translating data into compelling written content • Refining professional bios to reach target market(s) • Non-fiction book and blog series writing • Online course content creation • Podcast scripts ★ Workshop Facilitation ★ • Writing Bios That Sell • Exploring Radical Self Expression • Embracing Spiritual Entrepreneurship • Transitioning into Unschoolingshow more

Open to other proposals
Akilah Richards is looking for:
  • Language Lessons
  • Business
  • Music & Audio