Miss Kayln Miaya-Ree Webster was born November 4, 1996 to Carey and Kimberly Webster in Birmingham, AL. She is a junior at Spelman College majoring in International Studies with a minor in Theater and Performance. After graduating from Spelman College, Miaya hopes to combine her passion for writing and performance to pursue a career in acting and screenwriting.
At Spelman, Miaya has been a member of Ashietu African Dance and Drum Performance Ensemble since 2015. She currently serves on the E-Board of the NAACP as the co-chair of the Press and Publicity committee. She is the event coordinator for AUC Students Justice for Palestine and has been a dedicated activist for Sex Trafficking Awareness in Atlanta through Priceless Ambassadors since 2017.
Miaya is an advocate for her community and believes that change begins with service. In her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Miaya has organized a semi-annual community giveaway called Hope for The Holidays where the community can receive free haircuts, healthcare information, groceries, and toys for the holiday season. Miaya has also been heavily involved with the NAACP When We All Vote initiative which registered over 1000 people to vote in the West End community in 2018.
Miaya has a passion for performing arts and continues to embrace her love for poetry, acting, and dance. She fell in love with poetry at a young age and has been competing in poetry slams since 2013. Miaya competed in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam where she led her team to the semi-finals two years in a row.
As the current reigning Chi Chapter Miss Phi Beta Sigma, Miayaâ€™s platform Protect Your Piece works to provide spaces where the community can use art and creative expression as an outlet to highlight mental health in the Black Community.