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Aysia Symonne


AYSIA SYMONNE (or SYM KINNEY on certain days) is a 20-something, midwestern writer, always wondering, creating. She started out writing lyrics in the second grade, but that didn’t last too long; she considers herself a music junkie, but cannot write or play a tune to save her life.

Instead, she realized she was a poet in the fifth grade after staying up late to watch Def Poetry Jam for the first time. She later performed her first slam poem in the girls’ locker room. Her best friend loved it.

She is now a graduate of Indiana University - Bloomingon, having received her Bachaelor's of Arts in Creative Writing, including a minor in Sociology. She has worked with the Indiana Daily Student’s Opinion section as an Editorial Writer and Columnist, with WEEKEND as an entertainment critic, with PBS WNIN as the host and a producer for The Community Link, and finally, with WIUX radio as the co-host of Black Rage Radio.

After receiving her degree, she decided to fill in the gaps of her liberal education by receiving her certification in marketing, and (finally) learning how to use Excel. She believes that her drive as a self-starter and well-rounded individual, she will find success in the marketing arena.

In her personal time, she writes fiction, studies history, and reads Marvel comics. She is currently (and always) writing a series of interconnected novellas (or "rings), featuring predominately queer characters.

  • Work
    • Writer
  • Education
    • Indiana University