MS. ALEXIA MCKAY is a working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla., Ms. McKay attended Howard W. Blake High School as a magnet student in the creative writing program. While in high school, she self-published a book of poetry titled “Blindfolded”. She started her journalistic career while studying at Florida A&M University, where she worked as a magazine writer for the award-winning Tallahassee Magazine and a news reporter and editor for the award-winning, collegiate publication, the FAMUAN. Over the years, Alexia has gone on to showcase her talents for CBS, FOX and ABC news affiliates, where she has overseen award-winning morning, evening and midday newscasts as a broadcast television producer. Although successful in her journalistic career, Alexia knew she was capable of more.
The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures. Under RoyalTee Enterprises, she established RoyalTee Magazine and RoyalTee Girls. RoyalTee Magazine highlights millennial, minority women who are making strides in business, arts and humanitarian work through entrepreneurial endeavors. To further encourage aspiring entrepreneurs, Alexia started “Conversations with a Royal Woman” in 2017; a monthly live session hosted on Facebook, featuring one influential woman who will teach on a specific business topic. After observing the lack of representation and diversity for minority teenage girls, Ms. McKay launched RoyalTee Girls. Like RoyalTee Magazine, it highlights minority tweens and teens, including the ‘kidpreneurs’ and ‘teenpreneurs’. RoyalTee Girls also seeks to empower girls through self-love and higher self-esteem by hosting an annual workshop called ‘A Day of RoyalTee’.
Alexia is also the founder of Rattler Girls Rock (RGR), an interactive blog that exemplifies the excellence of FAMU women and promotes sisterhood and HBCU unity.