Cyana Riley

Cyana Riley was born and raised in Washington, D.C..She graduated from George Washington University and spent the first 6 years of her career as a preschool teacher. It was during this time that she noticed the underrepresentation of Black and brown children in books. She has since become an author, recently publishing her first children's book, "Not So Different," which was insprired by her biracial children and interracial marriage. The book encourages children to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity. Cyana currently lives in Maryland with her husband, two children, and their dog Bella, the Golden-Doodle. Follow her journey on Instagram/Facebook @notsodifferentbook and on her website:

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What The Election Means For My Biracial Children, Raise Magazine
What The Election Means For My Biracial Children
"Today, I feel some relief and have some hope. Today, I felt a little less…
Why I Chose Homeschooling During Covid, Raise Magazine
Why I Chose Homeschooling During Covid
The decision I made will make my life much harder, more stressful, and more chaotic,…