Television Producer, Writer, Esteemed Journalist and Author.
Nika C. Beamon
Nika is a veteran television journalist working in New York. She published her first memoir: Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House in 2014. Misdiagnosed is the tale of her 17 year quest to find the correct medical diagnosis and treatment for a rare autoimmune disorder. It also provides tips to help readers avoid the same fate.
Beamon has begun writing a series of articles in the Huffington Post teaching others how to be their own health advocate. She believes that health is the true key to success. To that end, she focuses on teaching people how to be their own health advocates, how to care for their body and mind, as well as preparing their family and friends to be caregivers. She uses her experiences as a sick, single woman to show others how they can still live independent and full lives.
Beamon is also the author of the well-received non-fiction book, I Didn’t Work This Hard Just to Get Married (Chicago Review Press, 2009), which explores the challenges and issues affecting single women.
She has been a reviewer for Publisher's Weekly Magazine and QBR: The Quarterly Black Book Review Magazine, as well as various websites.
Beamon was honored for her work in the field of journalism by NYABJ and the Cush Campus schools. Additionally, she won a Peabody award for her role in ABC News’ coverage of the 9/11 attacks.Huffington Post Article LinksWhy Health Is the True Key to Success
Laughter Through the Pain
Why I Won't Give Up Trying to Conceive a Baby
Sick and Single, Who Will Care for Me?
No Longer Ashamed of the Skin I'm In
Am I Too Ill To Wed?
Confronting My Prejudices About People Like Me
Stop Asking 'Why Me?' Instead, Say 'Why Not?'
Medical Misdiagnosis Nearly Killed Me
Rules for Dating While Sick and Single
Underneath My Skin
• Coping with chronic illness
• Surviving sick and single
• Embracing your independent spirit
• Fighting for the best health care.
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--- Rocio Garcia M.S. Ed, Community Coordinator, Brightside Academy
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