CIERRA WARD

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

Place of Origin: Jacksonville, FL

     Cierra Ward is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida with her bachelor’s in Electronic Journalism. She is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, but plans to travel the whole world before she settles somewhere. Besides telling unique stories of people, her passion is dance, which she has participated in since she was three years old. An interesting fact about Ward is she has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.

What animal would you be, and why?  I would want to be a lioness, because not only does she sit next to the king of the jungle but she is also a strong and fierce leader herself.

Fav. Quote:   “For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light,” Luke 8:17.

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Stories by this Journalist...

Curly Gurlies Episode 6: Accepting Non-Naturals

To close out season 1 of the Curly Gurlies podcast, we bring you the episode entitled Accepting Non-Naturals.

In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels wanted to appreciate those who aren’t necessarily “natural.” Non-natural people should be accepted for how their hair looks as well.

Curly Gurlies Episode 4: Stigma of Natural Hair in the Workplace

Welcome back to the Curly Gurlies podcast!
In episode 4, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels discuss how natural hair has been stigmatized in the workplace. Based on history and even throughout today, some companies seem to believe that a black woman’s natural curls are considered “unkempt” or “messy.”

Vitamin D Deficiency

Although the COVID-19 virus has been a major issue since last year, we cannot neglect other health issues present within the community – particularly the Black and Hispanic people within our communities. 

Just like how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic people, vitamin D deficiency has done the same.

Curly Gurlies Episode 2- Hair Care Over the Years

In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels invited their first guest, natural hair enthusiast Davida Smart. The three discussed the history of natural hair and its impact on society by introducing historical figures like Madam CJ Walker and Janet Jackson.

ATL Apartment First-timers Guide 101

Apartment hunting and living is not nearly as easy as it may seem. The process is neither simple nor straightforward, but here’s what you should look out for.

Is the Peloton app worth it?

The Queen Bee, R&B singer and songwriter Beyoncé Knowles, has partnered with Peloton to provide a two year subscription for its app to students from 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) across the United States, including some from Atlanta (Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine).

Why you should attend a silent disco

Silence Activations and their “silent headphones” definitely cater to any and all age groups. You can use them for your birthday party, wedding or small get-togethers.

Congress Delays Vote on MORE Act: Why this is a Major Blow to my Community

Thousands of Black and Latinx people are currently sitting in prison on marijuana trafficking and distribution charges. Meanwhile, predominantly white dispensary owners are enjoying the profit from selling the same exact thing. Congress must take a vote – it is a necessary step towards the racial equality that my community deserves.