WCW: Meet Rana Good, Writer, World Traveler and Founder of Naira NYC

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In today’s post, we’re sharing Rana Good’s story. She’s a writer, editor, and founder of Naira NYC, a magazine created to inspire and empower women of color through stylish and curated content. Her work had been featured in magazines like Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Coveteur and more. Also, she is someone who loves to travel and explore the world, so if you want major travel and style inspiration, we recommend you give her a follow on Instagram

We talked about her career, how she started and how important is it to enjoy the journey instead of just focusing on the goal.

Are you ready to meet Rana? Let’s start!

Who is Rana Good?

Like many millennials, I wear a lot of different hats. What I’m most proud of is founding Naïra NYC, an online editorial platform for women of color which covers beauty, travel, style, and culture. I’ve always been a writer and have been published in Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Coveteur, Mens Journal, and many more publications. I’ve also done SEO and content strategy for clients like Perrier, L’Oreal, Pepsi, and Oath. 


How did you start your career as a writer?

I’ve always loved media and writing but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to be part of this industry. After college, I got a job at ABC in advertising but I realized that I wanted to create content not sell it. I went to Columbia to get a masters in journalism and have worked as a journalist and content creator since.  


Can you share with us one of the experiences that shaped you as a writer?

After my master’s degree, I had a job at a content syndication company which was absolutely terrible but it did have one benefit, it gave me insight into the branded content industry. That job led me to an amazing opportunity, working on a new lifestyle website from Perrier covering music, nightlife, fashion, travel, and mixology around the world. I got to interview so many interesting people and experience tons of events, it really helped me grow as a writer and shaped my career. 



If you could interview anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Grace Jones because she probably has 100 insane stories to tell about both herself and about the entertainment industry, and I want to know all of them. 


What advice would you give to your younger self when it comes to career, love and body image?

To enjoy the process and not just focus on meeting your goals. Life is about the journey, not the destination. I would also tell myself that everything always works out. I used to have what I liked to call “practical pessimism” to prepare myself for worst-case scenarios but through experience, I’ve learned that those situations almost never happen.  


Which one of our tops relates the most to you and your personal story?

Ambionista – I’ve always set a lot of goals for myself and I love pursuing my dreams. You have one life, why not live it to the fullest, is my motto. 


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