Dancer Reaches for Pen to Guide Young Lives by Liberty City Press

"Sakina Ibrahim believes in the power of teaching dance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from University of the Arts and earned her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of California Irvine. She teaches at a number of area schools and community colleges, while also working in dance outreach for the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Mark Morris Dance Group.

Once she began teaching, she soon discovered dance lessons weren’t enough to fulfill the complex needs of her young students, whom she witnessed confronting everything from the fear of bullies, to the trauma of incarcerated family members, to the strain of unhealthy romantic relationships."

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Book Signing in Springfield,MA

Olive Tree bookstore in Sakina's hometown Springfield,MA hosted the Big Words to Little Me book signing. "It was so great to meet and encourage some of the young people and reconnect with friends and family" I am so proud to be from Springfield! 

Sakina Ibrahim is a young woman doing big things while reppin' Swingfield. Her new book "Big Words To Little Me" has gained her national recognition as an NAACP Awardee for her literary work. We will keep you posted on the progress of this beautiful sistah as City Beat Multimedia Group looks to expound on our coverage of local and regional book authors, thanks to Zee Johnson, proprietor of OlivetreeBooks N Voices bookstore. Here's Sakina in her own words with Ayanna Crawford at Olivetree Bookstore.

Posted by City Beat Multi Media Group on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leimert Park Book Fair

 Sakina was a featured author and panelist for the Leimert Park book fairs 10th Anniversary. It was such a success! Many parents, children and educators now have their own copies of Big Words to Little Me and there are plans to host workshops in Los Angeles this coming fall!  

Sakina was a featured author and panelist for the Leimert Park book fairs 10th Anniversary. It was such a success! Many parents, children and educators now have their own copies of Big Words to Little Me and there are plans to host workshops in Los Angeles this coming fall!  

HARLEM ARTS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

Join me for this live multidisciplinary performance featuring visual art, dance and literature. 

Harlem arts festival

WHERE: Harlem Village Academies MT. Morris Park North West NY, NY 10027

WHEN: 6/26/16 5:00PM