Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele is a renowned memoir writer and one of the few women of color recognized as a travel writer. Named as one of Marie Claire Magazine’s “Five Women to Learn From, Faith is the author of the memoir Meeting Faith, an account of becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun that won the PEN Open Book Award. Her media writing credits include the HBO-Max limited series, A World Of Calm, a new series co-produced by Calm and HBO, with narration from Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman, Lucy Liu, Kate Winslet and others.  Her many other projects include My Journey Home, a PBS documentary about finding a family. Her essays appear in numerous anthologies, including four volumes of Best Women’s Travel Writing. Faith founded the nation’s first writing workshop for travelers of color through VONA/Voices and teaches and lectures on inclusive travel writing. Faith lives in Oakland and teaches at California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Writers Grotto.

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