Nakia Stephens

Nakia Stephens is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker who is devoted to telling authentic and purposeful stories that disrupt outdated and ill-informed narratives, all while naturally amplifying the voices of marginalized groups, especially Black women and girls. Nakia has had more than 20 of her screenplays produced to screen including her most notable projects, Suga Water, Cream x Coffee, Noise and Novella. She has garnered partnerships with major media outlets such as Revolt TV, Black&Sexy TV, and BET, and most recently inked a development deal with Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s cable network, aspireTV, as well serving as an early development partner with Stranger Things star Priah Ferguson’s new media collective, Bold Honey, Inc. Nakia is currently based in Los Angeles, where she can be found binge-watching her favorite shows, building community with local creatives and developing fresh new narratives with her screenwriting label, Damn Write Originals.


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You Can Take a Nap, I Promise

By Nakia Stephens | October 12, 2020

You Can Take a Nap, I Promise

Screenwriter Nakia Stephens reflects on how she’s learning to release the shackles of productivity by leaning into purpose.