From the Diary Of

Imani Kaliid

Native to Los Angeles, Kaliid boasts a successful career in digital production and also services as an author, entrepreneur and podcast host of the “Misconnected Podcast,” a series that addresses difficult topics with social commentary, interviews and analysis. Recently, Kaliid published his first book, entitled “There Was Violence” (available on Amazon, Apple and Google Books), a gripping memoir based on true events that explores Kaliid’s turbulent journey spanning from the mid-1970’s through the late 80’s. This coming-of-age tale follows Vaughn Harper, a young boy born into generational trauma who then navigates a chilling and unpredictably dangerous world of domestic and urban violence, while seeking peace and his triumphant and true calling.

Kaliid is also President of the InVia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity based in California that is focused on technological tools and services for victims of violent trauma. Publishing this book serves as a relatable testimony and unfortunately common experience for multitudes of victims who remain silent, struggling or healing, which is why Kaliid sought a more direct avenue to connect and contribute to the world by establishing the InVia Foundation. In fact, the words ‘In’ and ‘Via’ translate to “on the way to…” in Latin. Kaliid’s goal is for people to be “on the way to a path of healing.”

With a Master’s degree in Business Competitiveness and Innovation, Kaliid is personally and professionally devoted to saving victims in need. Once launched, Kaliid’s App will offer a Free Mobile service where people can identify their own stage of trauma and locate the appropriate path to help (i.e., mental health, physical, legal, etc.) based on geographical location.

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