Qimmah Saafir is enamored with magazines, and has always searched for her reflection in their pages. The Bronx native received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College at the cusp of the Millennium, where surrounded by black girl magic she met and fell in love with Honey, a now defunct magazine created for women of color in the 90s. Inspired, she followed her passion into the editorial world, working with publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Essence, Lucky, Maxim, W, Vibe and Complex. For more than a decade she tirelessly searched for ways to insert women of color into the pages of those books, until her purpose became clear. Enter, HANNAH magazine. As founder and editor in chief Saafir uses each edition of HANNAH to celebrate and provide a safe space for black women. The multi-hyphenate intends to continue carving out inclusive spaces across all media: she co-founded Ps&Qs, a publishing company created to encourage diversity in children’s literature and penned the company’s first book, a hardcover called Charlie & His Imaginary Friend. She also recently served as producer of Marketing and Partnerships for the 20th Anniversary of the UrbanWorld Film Festival.