Kiratiana Freelon is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After receiving a Masters of Arts in journalism from the City University of New York, Freelon moved to Brazil in 2015 where she’s focused her reporting on social justice, Afro-Brazilian communities, transgender women, and the country’s dynamic economic and political landscape. Freelon has reported for the New York Times and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Fusion, New York Magazine, The Root, Ebony, International Journalists’ Network,, and Shadow and Act. She started the Binders of International Reporters, an active Facebook group with more than 500 women international reporters, and managed the English language social media profiles for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2010 and 2012, the Harvard graduate wrote and self-published two books, “Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Black Paris” and “Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Multicultural London.”