Tasion is a native of Oakland and has always had a passion for writing. As a teenager she cultivated her writing skills by participating in slam poetry competitions; she competed in the Brave New Voices Poetry Slam Competition in 2005 as a member of the Bay Area team. The experience invoked a desire to speak truth and to reveal issues within our communities that are ignored. Tasion became an intern reporter/columnist for the Oakland Post Newspaper. Working directly with the editor and the publisher, Tasion was able to learn first hand what it meant o be a journalist by being dropped into breaking news situations. From entertainment and sports to politics and education, Tasion tapped into each area with tenacity and zeal. Along with completing other freelance jobs, she also served as staff writer for Howard University's noted student newspaper, THE HILLTOP. "I did not always know journalism was my for me but when it hit, it hit me hard and within 2 years I realized it was my calling," Tasion said. "I'm not a "news junkie". I am a "truth junkie" that loves news. Most importantly, I am simply a communicator."
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