The Cool Soror Podcast welcomes Brandi Janai to the show this week. She’s a Cool Soror of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who describes herself as a creator, author, designer and initiator. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from California State University in San Bernadino and also holds a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. As a licensed social worker she aims to educate, advocate, and push for individuals to look within.
Out of her background in social work and her passion for writing came Felonopoly. Felonopoly, the screenplay, shares the struggle and hope of a married couple impacted by the criminal justice system. Felonopoly, as an organization, was created to end legal slavery under the 13th amendment.
Although she wrote her first short story in elementary school it took decades for Brandi Janai to take the writing craft seriously. “Growing up I didn’t believe I could make a living as a writer. I often think about what if. What if I had known more about the writing world?” As a charter member and secretary for the Women’s National Book Association – Atlanta Chapter she hopes to give others what she didn’t have – exposure to the book world.
Brandi Janai understands the benefits of writing, adding, “Writing has been a form of therapy for me and my medium to craft, expose and express all types of thought and story.” Brandi Janai is currently rewriting three novels: Hidden, I Am Sin, and Sometimes It’s Love and working on a new work titled, Jodeco Road. Tune in as we discover how Brandi uses writing to create love.