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“My passion for writing is driven by a desire to amplify diverse voices and views. From multilingual children’s books to personal interest articles, I am fluent in translating diverse cultural experience and daily service needs into captivating copy and articles.”

Nafeesah Allenauthor

Children’s Books

As a mother of expat kids of color, I realized very quickly that books for multicultural, multilingual children are hard to find. The few that exist are a high reading level and historically educational, leaving a serious gap in reading options for the younger demographic. This is what led me to begin writing dual language children’s books.

My focus is on writing age-appropriate multilingual books with non-historical characters. The books touch on experiences that children across cultures can relate to, like the fear of going to the doctor or not fitting in.

Because these books are created for multilingual families, it was important to me that these books rhyme in both included languages. This helps the adult and child to bond over shared vocabulary and meanings, and provide normalcy in age-specific content. My children’s books are uniting tools for new language learners and intergenerational families. I look forward to continuing this legacy that honors my own multicultural family.

Xavier, the Superhero

Xavier, the Superhero

Xiomara, the Super Hero!

An English & Spanish Bilingual Adventure Book about a Brave Little Girl

Xiomara, the Superhero!

The Princess Inside

What You Never Knew About Stephen Curry (Behind the Scenes Biographies)

What You Never Knew About Timothée Chalamet (Behind the Scenes Biographies)

What You Never Knew About Zendaya (Behind the Scenes Biographies)

What You Never Knew About Olivia Rodrigo (Behind the Scenes Biographies)

I am excited to offer virtual readings of my library of children’s books. Book me for a reading at your next event by filling out the form below.

Migration Books

Indo-Mozambicans in Maputo, 1947-1992

Afrasian Transformations

Migrant Scholars Researching Migration

Reflexivity, Subjectivity and Biography in Research

Culture Writing

I’ve studied culture and politics in 4 top-tier universities on 3 continents. My culture writing has been curated over the span of 15+ years, and has resulted in a number of academic and trade books and articles. To book me as a practitioner or speaker, fill out the contact form below.

What Is Kwanzaa and What Do Its Seven Principles Mean?

Real Simple.
November 29, 2023. Online

Giving Birth Abroad? Here Are 7 Things To Consider

October 10, 2023. Online.

Interview with Paulina Chiziane: Writing, Debating, and Belonging to a Nation In Progress

2023. Online.

Yes, Luxury Home Design Can Also Be Accessible for People With Disabilities

House Beautiful.
Dec 23, 2022. Online

Why Pascale Sablan Thinks Activism Has to Be a Part of Design

House Beautiful.
June 13, 2022. Online.


Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
May 11, 2022. Online.

Interview with Walter Geer of VMLY&R: Black Madison Ave. speaks volumes about challenges for Black creatives in advertising

Bold Culture Hub.
May, 2022.

Soweto’s NtoZinhle Boutique: A Modern Take on Traditional South African Design.

United Hemispheres.
August 27, 2021. Online.

Studio:Indigenous Founder Chris Cornelius Is Decolonizing Architecture.

September 18, 2021. Online.

Copy & Content

High-quality content and copy are vital components of a startup’s survivability and endurance. Well-crafted communications establish effective brand communication, brand identity, and a genuine connection with an organization’s target market.

My content and copywriting services are crafted for startups and growing businesses. From website and sales page copy to white papers and blogs, I help clients — magazines, editors, PR companies, startups, and individuals — create growth, improve name recognition, and embolden organizations socially.

As a multilingual writer, I can provide deliverables in Spanish, English, and Portuguese to help broaden your reach to Latin America and beyond.

Let me worry about the words so you can focus on your business!