Tianna Edwards grew up in Kingston, then moved to Toronto for a decade to study journalism and start a career as a content editor. She now works at Queen’s as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Coordinator at Yellow House. She also runs Keep Up With Kingston, a blog that chronicles her adventures in the city she loves as she explores the latest tastes, sounds, and events popping up around Kingston. Tianna places a focus on locally owned establishments and her writing has taken her all over the Kingston area as she shares her favourite things about the limestone city with the world. A popular part of her blog is the growing list of Black-owned businesses she encourages her readers to support. It “encourages people to bring the February-ness all year round,” Tianna says.” People should keep these businesses in mind when they’re trying to find ways to support… It is not just about allyship, but [it] means that Black folks can see that Black people live in Kingston.”

Through her master’s in Cultural Studies, she asks who is telling the stories on Black culture, as well as the role of colonialism in pushing that narrative. Her graduate project is working on a podcast highlighting Black folks living in Kingston.

She lives in Kingston with her husband and two children.

Tianna’s appearance is supported by Author Patron Jan Allen. 

Appearing in 22. The Black Experience in Kingston