Writer / Producer
As a freelance writer and emerging documentary producer, Imani Altemus-Williams is passionate about collecting stories that illustrate the collective experiences of historically colonized peoples. She seeks to highlight more than injustice, trauma and pain, but also our inherent resilience, strength and beauty. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic, Intercontinental Cry Magazine, Waging Nonviolence and more. Raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Imani received a BA in Global Studies from the New School University and MA in Indigenous Journalism at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences. She is honored to serve on the board of directors of The Pōpolo Project, a non-profit organization that redefines what it means to be Black in Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, a non-profit committed to gender justice in filmmaking through an intersectional lens. She is a current Fellow with Documentary Magazine, and is grateful to be an inaugural Peace Studio Fellow.