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Ayiba Magazine is a fast-growing online magazine focused on highlighting a new generation of movers and shakers who disrupt tired narratives through innovation, technology, and new media.

Ayiba offers six-month-long editorial fellowships. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants should also be enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated and be interested in our mission of chronicling the African renaissance. A passion for great reporting and writing is essential. Fellows will work remotely with an international team stretching across three continents. Find out more about the fellowship here

We’d like to introduce Beza Fekade, our Fall 2016 Fellow. You can follow her journey here.

Beza was born to two Ethiopian immigrants in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in a small town of Fontana, CA, just an hour east of LA. Beza graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in Communication Studies and Minor in Sociology. In undergrad, she became interested in photojournalism, visual media, relations amongst the African Diaspora and African American community, non-profit and b sector corporations, and much more. To keep sane, Beza enjoys singing, writing of any kind (prose, reflection, personal, poetry), and curating dope playlists.

“I hope in the future I can create a space that shares positive media content from varying black identities on varying topics of culture, music, wellness, spirituality and more. But my dreams and ambitions don’t stop there, I want to tap into my proficiencies and find what else may tug at my passions; I want to leave my path flexible and ready for opportunity, growth, learning and unlearning.”

Music: My favorite musicians are Gordon Parks, Michael Jackson, the entire Roots Crew, Sade, Pac, Mulatu Astatke, Khaled Hosseini to name a few

Languages: I can speak English and am very proficient at understanding Amharic, especially when I’m in trouble.

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