I’m Kenaia, a freelance writer, coffee addict and distance runner based in Houston, Texas.

I grew up in the beautiful city of Seattle, but moved to Singapore at age 18 to study international business management. After a year, I realized I hated wearing skirt suits but loved traveling. I returned to Seattle as a home base for a bit while I explored incredible cities around the world, from Rome to Chihuahua. Eventually, I took a risk and moved to Houston- but that’s a story for another time!

I am currently earning a communications degree online while I continue to write and run. Here you’ll find musings on running, adventure, and anything I find worth sharing. My writing is largely influenced by my experiences running and traveling across the US and abroad, and my work often focuses on the connection between identity and place. I have written for Aire Libre Running, The Discoverer, Tracksmith, Sliced by Fed and more.

If you’d like to reach out, you can contact me at kenaiawrites@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!