Hidden Legend: Rocynda Kedley

Hi! My name is Rocynda Kedley and i am the founder CEO, and Creative Director at the Melanated Project and Melanated Magazine. The Melanated Project wishes to provide a sacred space to influence a positive shift strengthening the hearts, minds & spirits of the black community.

What are you doing in your craft that impacts your community?

Melanated Magazines brings our successes big and small to the forefront of our community’s eyes, hearts and minds. We feature the stories of our people and highlight what our community is doing in the following areas: Music, the Arts, Beauty, Fashion/Style, Self-expression, knowledge of self, Social, Photographer appreciation, Healthy Living, Home Improvement, Finances, and the Political Agenda.

What advice would you give to someone looking to follow your path in the industry?

Don’t create for views, likes or only highlight what’s popular. Truly do it for the people so we can celebrate ourselves and continue to build on the foundation laid out for us. Black History continues through us, and there’s room for all of us to leave a mark!

What is one quote you live by?

Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.