Kia Miakka Natisse
Kia Miakka Natisse is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia. A trained journalist turned artist, her love for storytelling is a driving creative force that's led her to many unexpected places. She's worked on a number of just-okay reality shows; wrote hot takes on pop culture, jokes for teens, and comics for moms; substitute taught kindergarten and did a bunch of artist residencies, most namely the Third Coast Radio Residency, which unarguably changed her life.
Since joining NPR, she's helped cover a summer camp that's confronting race, helped produce a story about a woman who can smell disease, been the voice of Dorothy Height and revisited the legend of the most famous super-spreader in America.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Kia is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.
NPR's Kia Miakka Natisse describes how and why roller skating allows skaters, young and old, to push their bodies to the limit.
For generations, there have been demands for reparations from the U.S. government. The team of the NPR podcast Invisibilia shares a story from the history of the fight for reparations.