Nakitta "Kiki" Lowe
Born in North Carolina, Nakitta's life-story was anything but a typical southern fairytale. At the age of 2, Nakitta's mother moved her to Bronx, New York to experience financial stability and a more diverse environment. Life was diverse, opportunities were vast, and economic freedom enabled success. Nakitta attended public school and thrived at the top of her class.
Brewing in a dark underground, heroin and cocaine hit the market, shattering dreams and turned the streets into a battlefield. Drugs, crime, and death became the norm as her friends and peers struggled to stay alive.
With an influx of drugs and crime in her community, Nakitta found an outlet in reading. When other kids were being swallowed by the streets, she stayed inside and learned to meditate on her dreams.
At a young age, she was molested and her innocence was shattered as betrayal set the stage for a devastating spiral to find her value and voice. Surviving through sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological abuse, Nakitta shares her message of motivation and empowerment through outreach and mentorship. Her book, Abuse Without Colors, shares her story and inspires others to push past their circumstances to grow and flourish in the midst of adversity and obstacles. She speaks to others about early signs of abuse and ways to prevent becoming entrapped in a lifetime of pain.
She balances her time between being a full-time student, author, mother, advocate, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, empowerment speaker, and writer. Her ministry, ® KLowe Ministries, focuses on building strong interpersonal and personal awareness while repairing broken hearts through empowerment, motivation, and one-on-one support outside of the traditional counseling and church environment.
Nakitta has been a keynote speaker at UNC-G’s Love Don’t Hurt Domestic Violence forum, hosted by Neo Black Society, E.B.O.N.Y., and The Muslim Society. She was honored by the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation at the “Gone with the Wind Fabulous,” Women’s Empowerment Weekend as a domestic violence advocate.
Nakitta graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She graduated Cum Laude from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. She holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Walden University.