Jamilla Counts

A single mother of two adult daughters and one granddaughter, Jamilla Counts was born in Chicago in 1973 and partly raised on the south side in early her childhood. Her family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to run an inherited family business. Jamilla has stood for preserving history and justice through her works. She enjoys being of service, researching history, giving back to her community, writing, and spending time cultivating the lives of children.