ECYP 2017 Fundraiser
Speaking at fundraiser for Elijah Cummings Youth Program, featuring Hillary Clinton and Congressman Elijah Cummings (D)

About Me

Hello! My name is Maya James. I am a part-time adventurist, student, and writer who loves boxing, cooking, and travel. I am passionate about writing and am focused on making complicated topics simple.


I have been published in Hello Giggles, and was invited to discuss my essay on Afro-Christianity at DePauw University’s Annual Ethics Symposium in 2017. I was also a semifinalist in Spark Literary Magazine’s eighth annual contest for my flash-fiction piece, and spoke in front of the Israeli Embassy on Capitol Hill for my speech about Black and Jewish relations, as well as at fundraisers with Hillary Rodham Clinton. I am currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and a minor in Religions, Ethics, and World Affairs, as well as Creative Writing. I speak conversational French and will hope to learn Turkish in the near future.

I am interested in editing creative non-fiction, ethics essays, pieces based on minority experiences (whether that be in a real or fantasy-world setting). I also produce speeches*. If you are interested in pricing and/or services, please use the Contact Me page.

*Speechwriting is priced differently than editing services. I offer adjusted prices for NGOs and charities.



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