Kelsey O. Daniels
Kelsey is an artist organizer baddie scholar from Southeast San Diego that knows that telling her story and curating space for others to do the same is freedom work. She shows up in her creative practice as a writer, singer, speaker, curator and more. As a fat Black queer disabled femme, she honors her ancestors and descendants by revoking consent from the failed experiment of white supremacy and dreaming up worlds that are affirming and lit. Kelsey is an internationally ranked poet (Stonewall International Poetry Slam, Black Arts Matter, and Womxn of the World) and most recently was the opening act for rupi kaur. She founded and hosts Check, Please: an open mic experiment, a venue that aims to imagine what a creative community that prioritized connection over perfection could look like. She is also curating a creative universe called Black Dream Experiment that explores Black dreaming as a collective ancestral, wellness, and liberation practice. When Kelsey is not moving in her public roles she enjoys going to the beach, cackling until her sides hurt and listening to her comfort playlists.