Khadijah Tou Tou has the soul of a true artist. She grew up empowered by a mom who would say “If you’ve told yourself ‘no’ to an opportunity you want, go after it anyways because then the worst answer you’ll get is a ‘yes’ since you’ve already denied yourself of it.” After receiving her BS in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism and minor in African American studies, she decided to pursue a career abroad as an international educator. Through her works, she explores an array of themes in accordance to her experiences, not limited to evolution, spirituality, race, class, gender, philosophy, religion, and mental health and wellness. Tou Tou often performs her artistic expressions through storytelling, singing, and theater. She hopes to keep improving childhood literacy rates through accountability of her own teachings, preparing young girls for leadership roles and always surrounding herself in diverse and inclusive environments.
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Illustrator Biography: James Sserwadda is an award-winning artist who made strides as a remarkable Afro-punk artist and art educator who was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. He received his BA with honors in vocational studies in art and design with education from Kyambogo University. Currently, he’s completing his MA in experimental art and film at Beijing Film Academy. Making his mark on the creative industry in Beijing through his Afro-centric style and passion for the community, he has galvanized the international community and established a burgeoning but steady following. James is still teaching art to children and teens in Beijing and continues to work on many art projects expanding across various fields, such as field sculpture, fabric decoration, painting, and experimental art and film.