Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. The middle child of five, she grew up in a hardscrabble neighborhood with oak and fig trees, locusts and mosquitoes, cousins and neighbors. Kiini's work delves into spheres of human liberation, human connection, and evolution. She employs speculative fiction and creative nonfiction to take readers through mind-bending journeys into the transcendent, the mystical, and the fantastic.
BlogKIS.listAntioch // identity // MFA // parenting while making art // rejection/acceptance o'meter // writer's themes
Los Angeles, CA I have begun my MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. It is one of a handful of low-residency programs, which allow writers (and other students, I assume) to obtain degrees while maintaining their current lifestyle. In other words, you don’t have to “go away” to school. There’s no dorm life and… »
BlogKIS.listcareer // critique // hiding out // identity // perspective // rejection/acceptance o'meter // self confidence // self esteem // Self-promotion
Brooklyn, NY Oh, the human being is a complex animal. We often work against our own best interests. We pray for our dreams to come true, yet we bow to fear as our god and keep ourselves in boxes because we don’t know what the terrain is like “out there.” If you, as an artist,… »
BlogKIS.listartist life // artist sruggles // Build Your Own Life Brand // career // identity // Oprah // rejection // rejection/acceptance o'meter // Self-promotion // Stanley Nelson // Stedman Graham
My coworker was recently reading Stedman Graham’s Build Your Own Life Brand! She is eventually interested in opening her own day spa and found it helpful in the work she was doing. She passed it on to me and I’ve been finding it instructive in helping me focus my goals. Every time I mention I’m… »