Ytasha L. Womack is an award-winning filmmaker/author/journalist and choreographer. She is author/creator of the popfuturist/afrofuturist novel 2212:Book of Rayla, first of the groundbreaking Rayla 2212 series. Her other books include the critically acclaimed book Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity (Lawrence Hill Books). Post Black was hailed as a Booklists’ Top Black History Reader of 2010 and is a popular cultural studies text universities across the US. She also co-edited the anthology Beats, Rhymes and Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop (Harlem Moon/Random House). A Chicago native, her film projects include The Engagement (director) and Love Shorts (producer/writer). Ytasha is currently editor of the cultural news site www.postblackexperience.com and a guest editor for NV Magazine. A social media and pop culture expert, she frequently consults and guest lectures for corporations and universities across the world. She received her B.A in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University and studied Arts, Entertainment and Media Management at Columbia College in Chicago.