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• QUICK BIO: Before Soul on Fire, Banks shared her works with the world through free-lance writings and continues to do so. She is a native of Arkansas who now calls Atlanta, GA her home.
2/15/2019 7:09:33 PM
Skyy Banks
Atlanta GA - United States
•  Author [Advocate]

Skyy Banks-




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"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform."
~ Diane Mariechild

This mantra is one that author Skyy Banks embodies. She is a native of Arkansas and a staunch advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls. Banks is committed to making her mark in the world by leading the charge against political and social injustices. Tirelessly, she works to resolve and prevent the abuse, neglect and desperation that many face by taking on leadership roles in the Atlanta activist community. Focusing on an ever-expanding list of public health issues that includes HIV prevention, domestic violence and domestic minor sex trafficking; Banks spends both her days and nights ensuring the manifestation of her personal belief that “everyone deserves access to quality healthcare and a healthy life without regard to income or race.” She is the founder of HER Initiative a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive health education and fosters intergenerational healing through workshops and digital storytelling and is also a charter member and co-chair of the health committee for the National Council of Negro Women Greater Atlanta Section.

As an author, Banks uses writing in innovative ways to express her creativity and draw attention to social issues Her articles and essays have been distributed through major media outlets including For Harriet, Sonic Eclectic and Mahogany Magazine.

Skyy Banks is well on her way to changing the world, and her impact has not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has been honored for her activism by the R.I.C.E. (Rising in Community Excellence) Awards, Dimensioned Wellness, nominated for The Trouble Maker Award in the spirit of Congressman John Lewis by the Center for Civic Innovation and has been listed on AfroElle’s Forty under Forty.

She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family. On any given day, Skyy is sure to be somewhere impacting lives through mentoring and other civic engagement. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.