After graduating from the University of Washington with a double major in media & communications and law, economics & public policy, Amani navigated into the world of journalism and research writing. Her time at UW allowed Amani to develop her writing skills, and her passion for social equity and human rights led her to pursue photography and journalism. In college she assisted new students from around the world with their transition into the university. She also mentored and arranged programs for students living in on-campus housing. These experiences allowed Amani to develop an appreciation for working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Today, she is a newsletter writer and editor for two publications. She writes an internal newsletter for a real estate agency in Seattle, and the other is a community publication called NoShackles for a prison advocacy organization. In addition to newsletter writing she also manages her own website, sawarimi.org, where she publishes articles and essays to inspire the black communtiy, particularly in the United States.
A fun fact about Amani: She started her own business when she was 18 years old. To this day she manages a hair studio in the Seattle area. As a result of this work, she’s been able to connect with hundreds of women from around the country, sharing her expertise and love for natural hair.