Hey! My name is Alana Marie and I am storyteller and digital content creator. iAMalanamarie was created as a place/space to share the wows and woes of balancing life as a digital content creator, filmmaker, educator, wife & mother. My passion stems from my belief in everyone having a story, everything having a meaning, and every experience serving a purpose.
I recently completed my first short, The Kinloch Doc, which screened in the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and the St. Louis International Film Festival. I’, currently producing and directing the feature length of The Kinloch Doc, the first documentary about the rise and demise of Missouri’s First Black City – Kinloch, MO. In addition to filmmaking: (1) I am a college access advocate exposing first-gen and underrepresented youth to college, (2) a community organizer in overlooked and neglected neighborhoods in St. Louis, and (3) a freelance writer whose work has been published on several known online publications including Blavity, xoNecole, and Delux Mag.
Join me in this. Read. Like. Love. Share. Cry. Laugh. Pray. Relate. Repeat. But most of all, recognize that I’m a writer and I’m sensitive about my …………