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Iyana 'YaNi' Davis

Iyana “YaNi” Davis is a graduate of Claremont School of Theology with her Master of Divinity. Rev. YaNi received her B.A. from Spelman College, with an English degree. YaNi has always been passionate about the impact of words, storytelling, truth-telling, and the therapeutic nature of writing one’s words and sharing one’s story. YaNi believes firmly in our power as storytellers and sets this example every day of her life as a coach, creative, and community leader.

Rev. YaNi is a minister with The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has been a featured speaker, poet, and teaching-artist around the United States, throughout Europe, and across Asia. YaNi uses her words wisely as a hip-hop artist, an inspiring speaker, an effective educator, a profound poet, a modern day prophet, and griot. She has shared the stage with top performers, theologians, creatives, and healers around the world, an honor that she does not take lightly. YaNi is the founder of My SupaNatural Life, an organization that provides education and wholistic care for people living with disabilities and their caregivers.

YaNi has founded several spiritual communities/churches around the country, is the author of Love Poems for Peace, is a kidney transplant survivor, and near completion of a second masters (Professional Studies-Business of Art and Design) via Maryland Institute College of Art. YaNi is the essence of peace personified!