The magazine’s ‘Next 1000’ spotlights rising entrepreneurs and small business leaders, like Maryland’s Alyscia Cunningham, who demonstrate resilience and what it means to thrive — even in a pandemic.

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — Maryland native, Alyscia Cunningham, has a new honor to add to her growing list of accolades. Forbes…


Alyscia Cunningham Creates “I Am More Than My Hair” beauty and inclusion exhibition to break barriers of accessibility through its use of lithophanes, raised reliefs that interact with light, to create both a unique visual and tactile experience.

Silver Spring, MD — In the wake of Women’s History Month, local…


Documentary film director and author, Alyscia Cunningham, is one of 100 black, woman-owned businesses to be awarded the grant from the credit card giant.

SILVER SPRING, MD — American Express has selected Silver Spring native and talented filmmaker/author, Alyscia Cunningham, as one its “100 for 100” program grant recipients. The…


The Silver Spring native’s inspiring documentary, which masterfully shows that beauty is more than skin deep, will debut at the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series Oct. 29, 2020.

SILVER SPRING, MD — Not even a pandemic can stop the indie film industry’s continued interest in…


I Am More Than My Hair was awarded an Official Selection and will screen at the 2020 Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival, taking place March 6–8, in Sarasota, FL. I Am More Than My Hair screens on Sunday, March 8th at 1:50pm. I’m heading to Sarasota and I’m super…


Alyscia Cunningham’s inspirational film tells the stories of several brave women living with the skin condition known as alopecia.

Alyscia Cunningham, author, director and cinematographer, talks to the audience about of her film. (Photo by Jeff Brooks)

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — The recent debut of Alyscia Cunningham’s documentary, I Am More Than My Hair, received quite the welcoming at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center during its…


I returned from the Bay Area after a visit to and lecture at Saint Mary’s College of California (in Moraga). Typically, when I travel for speaking engagements I stay at a nearby hotel. This time around, I was offered the opportunity to stay at the visitor’s residence on campus. …


Appreciate the Journey

You know what I’ve grown to appreciate? My trials and tribulations have not only given me the ability to vigorously pace through life, but it has also built me to be undeniably resilient.

Please know that…

When I share the challenges I face on my journey, I am not looking for sympathy.

Instead, I am opening myself and being transparent about the ups and downs that…

Alyscia Cunningham

mom, wife, artist, advocate, writer, Pisces, dreamer, truth seeker, positive thinker, adventurer, traveler, entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, photographer…

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