As a voice actor, I love to narrate audiobooks of all kinds, but my mission is to give a voice to stories, messages, and writers that reflect authentic stories of people of color, and/or humanist and yogic principles. Through my work, I want to give voice to the change I want to see in the world.

I was born in Chicago, IL, and I graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Acting Program. I lived in New York City for 11 years, soaking in the language and rhythms of African and West Indian people in Bed-Stuy. I’ve now lived in Atlanta for the past 20 years swimming in the swagger and sway of the south. As a result, I excel in portraying authentic characters and voices of African Americans and other people of the African Diaspora, plus other English speaking cultures (for example, West Indian, or Yoruba). 

My 2018 audiobook The Wedding Date is an Earphones Award winner. My 2016 performance of Voice of Freedom (Dreamscape) was an Audie Finalist. My performances have been noted in AudioFile Magazine numerous times.

Beyond my audiobook work, I shine in elearning. My clients include Kineo, Lumosity, and New Leaders.

 I’m also a professional grant proposal writer, focusing on arts non-profits in Atlanta, GA. I’ve successfully raised funds for numerous companies for the past 15 years. 

I have an eclectic background. I was initiated to Oya in Santeria in my 20's. I’m a former dancer and as an amateur runner completed the Chicago Marathon twice and the Georgia Half Marathon 3 times. I'm a theatre geek, moved to Atlanta to manage the Props department for the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre, the southeast’s largest regional theatre. I started my company (JustWrite! Communications & Proposals) in 2003. PLUS, I’m a certified yoga teacher, teach meditation, sing kirtan, and play the violin.​

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Janina Edwards

Words to Live By

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." Marianne Williamson, Return to Love