- Posted by Adreinne Heintz
- On March 1, 2019
- book, Nailah Jones, publishing
Excellence in communication comes in many forms, and it’s no secret that great writing skills are key to being effective in public relations. Creating thoughtful and timely pitches and drafting effective client communications are daily endeavors at Poston Communications, so assistant account executive Nailah Jones is no stranger to writing. While she spends her days securing top placements for clients, she now has an additional item on her list of accomplishments: published author.
Outside the office, Jones is busy promoting her new children’s book, “Nikki Loves Her Hair.” A culmination of two years of hard work, Jones worked tirelessly to write and design a book with an important message: introducing the concept of self-love and establishing confidence among young girls.
The idea for the book originated while she was a student at Georgia State University. Jones was tasked with creating a children’s book as a class project and immediately decided to use the project to promote a cause that she is passionate about.
Jones oversaw every aspect of the book from start to finish, including writing, illustrating and finding a publisher. “Nikki Loves Her Hair” is now available on Amazon, and she is promoting her book in Atlanta and beyond. She will be a vendor at the 22nd Annual World Natural Hair and Healthy Lifestyle event April 27-28, 2019, in Atlanta and is planning book readings at day care centers, elementary schools and libraries.
The positive message resonates throughout the book, as Jones encourages girls of color to embrace their natural hair. Natural hair is often under-represented in media, and in today’s age of bullying, social media and discrimination, it’s vital for all young girls, especially girls of color, to have strong, inspiring role models and develop a foundation for self-esteem early on. The message hits home for Jones, as she has learned to take pride in her natural hair over time, as well.
Jones wants to ensure every child has an opportunity to feel beautiful, accepted and supported. Creating outlets that display positive representation for children to latch on to early on can do just that. “When children have access to books and characters they can relate to, reading can expand knowledge, spur imagination and encourage understanding from people of all walks of life,” she said.
Through her work both in and out of the office, Jones lives up to Poston Communications’ mission: excellence in communication to improve people’s lives, both personally and professionally. We enjoy supporting our talents and passions outside the office and are excited to celebrate this great accomplishment alongside Jones, which is surely the first stop on her literary journey!
For more information or to purchase “Nikki Loves Her Hair,” visit Jones’ website.
Adrienne Heintz is an account executive at Poston Communications, based in Atlanta.