Twanna A. Hines, M.S.

An award­-winning educator powered by innovation and creativity, Twanna has appeared on CNN, NPR, Sirius, CBC (Canadian National Radio), and Paris Première (French Television). She has written for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Time Out New York, Lifetime, Mashable, Nerve, New York Press, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post.

Known as FUNKY BROWN CHICK®, she has been interviewed by news outlets from coast to coast, from the San Francisco Chronicle to The New York Times.

With a background in information and communications technology (ICT), Twanna also provides technical assistance to progressive causes such as poverty reduction, maternal and child health, and the eradication of HIV/AIDS. Namely, she helps private, nonprofit, and government agencies engage in social impact entertainment to generate funds and grow their audiences.

Raised evangelical Christian in rural Illinois and Mississippi, Twanna received abstinence-only sex education. In 2005, strongly believing adults needed a space to discuss sexual health openly without fearing judgment, she built FUNKY BROWN CHICK®. Called one of “the internet’s sultriest sharers” by the Village Voice, details about her rendezvous have been printed in Glamour magazine.