As a reaction to important stories going untold, forgotten, or ignored, Ayana gathered a group of friends and together they created a print publication titled DISTRIKT. While in college she noticed the lack of diversity in DC-based publications. DISTRIKT showcased the art, style, and politics of the young creative community of the DC metro area. They printed two issues, distributed them online and between four DC stockists, and sold hundreds of issues. For this project she handled editing, printing, interviewing, creative and art direction, produced some of the photography, and designed both issues in Adobe InDesign.