Category Archives: children

#ThrowbackThursday: Your Child’s Creative Genius

Following up from the article 5 Ways to Support Your Child’s Creative Genius, SOYA’s founder, Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman discussed the topic further on WEAA 88.9 FM in this 2017 broadcast. Enjoy this #tbt and feel free to share and comment below. How are you supporting your child’s creative genius?


Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a multi-media strategist and professional creative who has built an expansive interdisciplinary career as a professional in higher education, media, student development and the arts.  She has edited two book anthology collections, Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul (2009) and Liberated Muse Volume II: Betrayal Wears a Pretty Face (2012) that are available on and other online book sellers. The third anthology, Creases Expelled from the Fold (2017) was published on as a digital anthology that can be viewed for free.  Her new children’s book Mariah’s Maracas is now on sale.

Happy Holidays from SOYA: Celebrating Kwanzaa

Hope you are enjoying the holidays! Today is the second day of Kwanzaa, an African-centered holiday created in the 1960’s to celebrate African history and principles. The holiday is intended to help African descendants stay committed to values to help uplift the community and prepare generations to come.

Parents, educators and youth workers can do wonderful activities with young people to commemorate this holiday and program for the entire year. I developed a summer curriculum for an enrichment program in 2005 that focuses on the seven principles of Kwanzaa with a focus on each principle each individual week. Click HERE to learn more about Kwanzaa and contact me at if you would like help developing a curriculum for your classroom or program that utilizes the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Khadijah Ali-Coleman