Author: Kelsey O. Daniels

Kelsey Daniels (she/they) 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 a crucial part of building new worlds. She has made her mark in the arts world performing at high schools, colleges, conferences, and poetry venues across the country. Most recently, Kelsey was a finalist at the inaugural Stonewall International Poetry Slam ranking #7 queer poet in the world. She founded and hosts a venue called Check, Please: an open mic experiment, that aims to imagine what creative community that prioritized connection over perfection could look like. She is also building a hub for sacred collective wellness called The Black Dream Experiment. 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. Follow Kelsey at @AndShesHere_ on Instagram/Twitter or at