Writer, entrepreneur, and artist in Atlanta, Georgia
BlaqKharma was born in the small, rural town of Whiteville, North Carolina in the mid 80’s. She first moved to the city of Atlanta at the age of three. Atlanta served as an authentic reminder that there was more to life than the dilapidated slave shacks that decorated acres of fields back home.
BlaqKharma always wrote short stories and poetry as a little girl. For years, she kept the works that she wrote in her notebook to herself until a friend urged her to compete in her first high school talent show. She placed third in the competition. That one night sparked and addiction for the mic and words. Before graduating high school, she competed and placed in several more competitions and she began production on her first spoken word album, “Shadowstonez and Cloudy Water”.
In 2007, she began hosting her first poetry open mic once a month at Urban Grind Coffeehouse in the city of Atlanta. She held down that spot for 3 years. While doing so, she published a volume of poetry “The BlaqChronicles”. In June of 2009, BlaqKharma went on to establish Kharma's World: An Atlanta based urban/indie-art blogazine. BlaqKharma walked away from hosting poetry in July of 2010 to further pursue her musical and journalistic endeavors.
From 2010 to now, BlaqKharma has released a mixtape entitled: The Leak. Outside of making music and writing, she currently spends her time designing websites, and providing writing service at www.literaryflyy.com. She is also a street journalist and CEO of Kharma’s World and host of The BlaqHour Radio show. She has also guest written for various publications.