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This Week We Feature Young Professional Kyra J. James

November 3rd, 2017 | Tags: Kyra J. James YouTube producer
Kyra J. James, 21, is a content producer for Kickin' it w/Kyra (KWK) on Facebook and YouTube. Photo: Provided
Some of the content created by Kyra J. James on her YouTube channel, Kickin it w/Kyra. Photo: Provided
Some of the content created by Kyra J. James on her YouTube channel, Kickin it w/Kyra. Photo: Provided
A popular piece on Ms James blog is
A popular piece on Ms James blog is "7 Phrases from Virgin Islands Childhood" which received over 2,000 readers. Photo: Provided
Kyra J. James loves to create content for her Kickin it w/Kyra platforms which which is positive and motivational. Photo: Provided
Kyra J. James loves to create content for her Kickin it w/Kyra platforms which which is positive and motivational. Photo: Provided
Kickin it w/Kyra logo used on her platforms which she created. Photo: Provided
Kickin it w/Kyra logo used on her platforms which she created. Photo: Provided
Testimonials of what the #BVISTRONG movement means to persons within the community. Photo: Facebook
Testimonials of what the #BVISTRONG movement means to persons within the community. Photo: Facebook
By Renee C. Williams

Influential, creative, passionate, content producer and hardworking are some of the words that can be used to describe this week's young professional.

Meet young professional Kyra J. James. This 21 year old is a content producer for Kickin' it w/Kyra (KWK) on Facebook and YouTube.

According to Ms James, "I wanted a project that would help me further develop my video editing, web design, and public relations skills, so I created something that forced me to produce content," adding that it began as a 30 day series and when she stopped producing her supporters requested that she continued.

Kyra creates weekly content for her Facebook page, Kickin it w/Kyra and her blog site: www.kwkyra.com.

"I use my platform to promote the things I am passionate about, and aspire to be a source of inspiration for people of all ages."

Positivity

Our young professional disclosed that "positivity" is the main theme for the content in which she publishes, while adding that her mini positive series has supported #BVISTRONG, fed the homeless, encouraged self love and deliver inspirational messages from artistes like Rock City, Pressure and Tarrus Riley.

Kyra expressed that she loves to use her platform to showcase local talents and other young creators, while adding that she has done work with artisites like Monea, Brent Hoyte and comedian Kevaughn Watson.

"The most enjoyable part about what I do is pressing publish, and seeing the reactions of people who interact with my art. I believe that artists of all forms are among the most influential people on the planet," said Ms James.

Meanwhile, on our young professional's website, she stated that she blogs about life lessons, VI culture and "bible stuh-dae" mainly for millennials.

Kyra informed our newsroom that she recently wrote a piece on her blog called "7 Phrases from Virgin Islands Childhood" and it received over 2,000 readers.

She said, "People love feeling nostalgic, and reading content that they can relate to just because they’re from the VI. I take pleasure in being a source of that content."

She further revealed that she "loves being a creator" because when she creates content it has the power to change moods, perspectives, hearts and minds.

"Viewers share my videos and express how it made their day or inspired them to do something. Those responses make what I do fulfilling. When someone approaches me and commends my work, a ‘view’ turns into a human being, and that is an amazing experience."

Following the passage of Hurricane Irma, Kyra J. James used her Kickin it w/Kyra Facebook platform to create a video which gave testimonials of what the #BVISTRONG movement means to persons in the community.

Early Education

Kyra J. James is a product of the Virgin Islands educational system. She graduated from Isabella Morris Primary and the Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary School.

Ms James is a recent graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) with a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

Inspiration/Interest

In her spare time, Kyra takes pleasure in singing, playing the ukulele, drawing, painting and amateur photography.

With every young professional we feature we ask them who they would consider as their role model or inspiration.

Ms James said her mother, Petrona N. Davies and Kareem-Nelson Hull are persons that inspire her.

Our young professional pointed out that she will use her ability paired with drive for good.

"God gives us talents for us to use them for good."

Advice to people

Ms James shared some encouraging words with other young people:

"If you're going to put something in the world, let it be positive and let it be genuine. Stay true to yourself and the support will come."

11 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Kyra J. James”

  • Cuz (03/11/2017, 11:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl very positive
  • Aunty (03/11/2017, 11:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep reaching for those stars KyKy! I am so proud of you!
  • Leo the Lion (03/11/2017, 12:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    keeping it kyra. Still a head of the curve.
  • Stephani (03/11/2017, 12:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so proud of you Kyra! This young lady is the reason I have been able to reach deep down into by brain and find creativity and self-confidence in myself. I can also say that the BVI is my second home, all thanks to Kyra. Thank you for exposing me to greater things in life. Keep up the good work!
  • pat (03/11/2017, 13:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    happy you are back with Young professional piece VINO hurry back with the cartoon also!!!!!!


    Kyar has a bright future ahead of her
  • Inspired (03/11/2017, 15:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great positive young woman. Keep it up. We need more like you
  • Dear Kyra (04/11/2017, 10:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    BEAUTIFUL SOUL!
  • ta ta (04/11/2017, 12:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a sweet smile too
  • Yessah (05/11/2017, 00:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My gosh this a beautiful woman but yea big ups to this girl one time for making moves towards a positive path
  • One of many sisters (07/11/2017, 11:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome work ky!


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