Nia King

New Media & Communications Intern
Oakland, CA

Nia King is a multimedia producer with a passion for social justice. Before joining Colorlines, she worked as a grassroots fundraiser, researcher, and social media marketing specialist for various racial justice and LGBTQ nonprofits. Her writing about race, gender, and sexuality has been published in the journal Women and Performance, and the book Zines in Third Space. She has presented her undergraduate thesis, “Mangos with Chili: Life-Sustaining Performance Art for and by Queer and Transgender People of Color,” at Stanford University, UC Riverside, and the University of Arizona. Her first short film, "The Craigslist Chronicles," has screened at the National Queer Arts Festival, Queer Women of Color Film Festival, York University, University of Toronto, and NYU. Her comics have been published by Colorlines and QWOC Media Wire. She also produces a podcast where she interviews emerging queer and transgender artists of color. She is curren

Follow Nia at @artactivistnia.

Andrea Plaid Discusses "Drop the I-Word" Campaign On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on Apr 29, 2013 3:10PM

Colorlines Drop the I-Word Campaign Manager, Andrea Plaid appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show to discuss the challenges facing immigrant women.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Rinku Sen Appears On CUNYTV's "Independent Sources" To Discuss "Drop The I-Word" Victory

by Nia King on Apr 26, 2013 3:16PM

Rinku Sen appeared on CUNYTV's "Independent Sources" to discuss the AP's decision to stop using the word "illegal" to describe undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Colorlines Press

Jamilah King Speaks With Free Speech TV At The National Conference For Media Reform

by Nia King on Apr 9, 2013 1:15PM

Colorlines reporter and editor Jamilah King discusses the importance of independent journalism with Free Speech TV's Julianna Forlano at the National Conference for Media Reform.

Topics: Colorlines Press, /NOW

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on Apr 8, 2013 9:55AM

Colorlines readers sound off on the firing of Adria Richards.

Topics: Media

Rinku Sen Discusses the Success of 'Drop the I-Word' on Democracy Now!

by Nia King on Apr 5, 2013 7:38PM

Rinku Sen appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the significance of getting the Associated Press to stop using the term "illegal" in reference to people.

Topics: /NOW, Colorlines Press

Rinku Sen Shares Tips on How To Be A Good Ally on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

by Nia King on Apr 2, 2013 4:03PM

What does it take to be a good ally? Well, for starters, listen more and talk less.

Topics: /NOW, Colorlines Press

How Should We Speak of Our Undocumented Immigrant Parents? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on Apr 1, 2013 6:50AM

Colorlines readers remark on the powerful portraits, taken by 20-year-old Carla Chavarria, of Arizona immigrant women and their moms.

Topics: Immigration

Is Justin Timberlake Making Money Off of Black Music? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on Mar 25, 2013 6:00AM

Is Justin Timberlake appropriating black music, or just appreciating it? readers sound off.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Will Arming Women Prevent Rape? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on Mar 19, 2013 10:11AM

Zerlina Maxwell went on Fox News and put rape culture on blast. Was her message effective? The Colorlines community responds.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Can New York Shame Teens Out of Getting Pregnant? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on Mar 11, 2013 8:16AM

Are New York's controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.

Topics: Health, Gender & Sexuality