Monifa Akosua is a Richmond native with a passion for advocating and healing communities. Her mission is to heal systematic trauma and help people reach Black/Brown joy. She first became passionate about the community while working at Youth Radio. There she found her drive for youth development and community wellness. She spent over seven years working in communities and she knows what it takes to empower and elevate the people to seek change. She believes that healing through action and turning pain into passion are the stepping stones toward building healthy communities.