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I write things. I produce things. I host things.

 

Currently:

KQED

Previous:

Founder + Curator of Know This! TV, and Founder of production company Dream Variations, Inc.

Creator, Producer & Host of Know This! with Ariana

Co-directed and curated Berkeley's Women of Color Film Festival.

 

 

 I believe in big ideas, mentoring, social justice, globetrotting, sarcasm, and Prince.

Know This! with Ariana

Know This! with Ariana was an online talk show featuring inspiring interviews and pop culture commentary. For more episodes, visit the Know This! TV YouTube Channel.


Know This! TV

Know This! TV is an online network of curated & original inspiration information to "Know Yourself + Know Your World".


Anatomy of a Dream 

Anatomy of a Dream was a conversation series that explored the interesting personal and political complexities of dream fulfillment. Inspired by the question famously asked by Langston Hughes in one of his poems: "What happens to a dream deferred?", Ariana talked to thought leaders from various backgrounds and industries in one-on-one interviews and panels to explore that question and more.

Anatomy of a Dream Panel in NYC featuring poet Aja Monet, writer Mychal Denzel Smith + entrepreneur Beth Meah.

Anatomy of a Dream Panel in NYC featuring poet Aja Monet, writer Mychal Denzel Smith + entrepreneur Beth Meah.


Know This! LIVE

Know This! LIVE was a live talk show event featuring engaging hot topics conversation, interviews, and music entertainment.

The first event, co-produced with LivelyHood, and filmed by Ant Marshall, Hot Rod Group & 99 Ways Entertainment.

The first event, co-produced with LivelyHood, and filmed by Ant Marshall, Hot Rod Group & 99 Ways Entertainment.

Interview with actor Yaya DaCosta

Interview with actor Yaya DaCosta

Say What?! hot topics segment with YouTube Personality Franchesca Ramsey & Journalist Hillary Crosley

Say What?! hot topics segment with YouTube Personality Franchesca Ramsey & Journalist Hillary Crosley

Grammy-nominated musician Muhsinah performing  Know This! LIVE Event Photos by NikWes Creative

Grammy-nominated musician Muhsinah performing

Know This! LIVE Event Photos by NikWes Creative