Kiratiana Freelon is a tech, travel and Olympic enthusiast, culturist, lecturer and the author of "Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Black Paris: Get Lost and Get Found." Her digital efforts recently landed her on Black Enterprises' list of Top Women to follow on Tech. In a valiant effort to merge her travel, digital and Olympic lives, she will soon be launching a mobile travel guide to Multicultural London. She is the founder and principal of Eunique Enterprises, a digital strategy consultancy.
Kiratiana first caught the travel bug as a 20 year-old student studying abroad in Munich, Germany. Her weekend trips to places like Florence, Prague and Paris left her with a desire to explore the rest of the world. After graduating from Harvard University with an Economics degree, Harvard fulfilled her travel dream by blessing her with a $20,000 travel fellowship that took her across West Africa, throughout Brazil and back to Europe. She continued her international journey in Paris, where she lived for a year in the 9 arrondisement. Upon her return to Chicago, she worked to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to the city. Despite the city’s lost to Rio de Janeiro, she continues her work on the Games through her blog, Digilympic.com.
She has lived in France, Germany and Brazil and has traveled to more than 25 countries. She has written for The Grio, BlackAtlas.com, Bonjourparis.com, Loop21.com and maintains her own travel website, KiratianaTravels.com. She has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Defender, NABJ Digital, Black Web 2.0 and many more. She recently served as the editor of BlackAtlas.com, a social media travel site sponsored by American Airlines. As a sought out speaker, she has presented at South by Southwest, Blogalicious, and the National Black PR Association conference.