Sabrina Wiggins is an emerging children's book author, an advocate of positive change, and an avid explorer who consistently strives to give back to her community through the power of words and service. Sabrina has been working with children for over 15 years. After her grandson was born in 2017, she dusted off her writings and published her first book, "Off to Washington" in 2018. Now more than ever, she wants to make sure that African American children see images of characters that look like them, inspiring, giving hope, and making them believe in their dreams.
A few years after publishing her first book independently, Sabrina researched awards for BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) authors and saw that there were few winners that reflected African American authors. Inspired by this observation, she decided to create an award "Self Ink It Awards" that would honor, celebrate, and recognize the work of BIPOC authors. This platform gives voice and visibility to self-published BIPOC authors.
Sabrina is determined to give African American children the chance to see themselves reflected in the literature they encounter at home.