Akilah "Kiki" Monifa is an author/writer/blogger/storyteller/microblogger/vlogger and an African-American lesbian mother of two teens living and loving in Oakland, California. She is the author of "Bedazzled and Bamboozled" and "Republishing Huff Post" both collections of her writings and available for free download in iBooks. She also writes for "The Progressive Media Project" and DivorcedMoms.com She is the Editor-in-chief/co-founder/co-publisher of Arise 2.0 a global digital publication by LGBTQ folks of color and our allies and for everyone. A.K.A. Akilah Bolden-Monifa and Elizabeth Ann Thompson.