Ty’Kira Smalls is an avid consumer of film/television and a zealous writer. She received what she still deems as the most esteemed award to date: “Most Publishable”, in high school back in South Carolina. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2018 with a BA in Cinema Art and Science. There, she studied film and genres in screenwriting like dark comedy and women in horror. She wears many hats across different industries; judging writing competitions, T.V. reviewing, and she began a writing group prioritizing black writers. At Street Level, Ty’Kira started as a participant in the Multimedia Journalism Program and is currently the Creative Editor for their blog, mildsauce.org.