artist statement


Life is about growing up...while learning to accept yourself. The junction of those points is where you learn to serve.

I create content to help myself be mindful, find strength, and embrace empathy as a carefree & careful blk man in the world. All content are personal to me, but I share them publicly in hopes they'll do the same for other blk men, womyn, and any who connects with what I'm living through. 




working with difference --that is what rhythm is. however, creating synergy be can messy especially when the disconnect is within yourself just as much as you see it in others. here, two beings will attempt to be together despite the complexities pulling them apart... 

this is an afro-folktale about how such beings learned to dance instead of fall.

learning rhythm
By kwabena foli


kwabena foli was born in Belgium and raised in the Southside of Chicago. He is a former Chicago poetry slam champion and national poetry slam finalist. His content has appeared on platforms such as All Def Poetry and is included in the anthology Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks. He is currently a writer & teaching artist in New York.