March 2017 ~ Issue 18


Maya Carr is a Camden, NJ native and founder of Around The Way Girl, a non-profit organization focused on enriching the lives of young women of color in marginalized communities. Through Around The Way Girl, Maya develops unorthodox projects that provide a safe space to address identity, cultural, and societal matters. Most recently, Maya launched Around The Way Girl’s 3rd Annual Hygiene Tour in Washington, DC and is preparing to launch their new initiative in 2017.

Additionally, Maya directs and produces multi-media projects that focus on sparking fruitful conversations about identity, culture, and the arts. Maya was recently awarded by BET's Bronze Lens Film Festival for her lead Directorial work with the new hit series "Cream X Coffee" (creamxcoffee.com). Maya studied radio, television, and film production at Rowan University where the Society of Professional Journalist honored her for her In-Depth Radio reporting. She took her collegiate radio experience and lively personality to the professionals at Radio One Philadelphia, under the mentorship of Dyana Williams and Q Deezy and served as a production/promotions intern. Currently, Maya is working full time in the nonprofit sector and is working on hiring new members for the Around The Way Girl leadership team.