Kelsey Ogbewe is a poet, essayist, and artist with an affinity for creative storytelling. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, born to Nigerian and Haitian parents, Kelsey began writing and performing in 2012. He has been a regular Open Mic performer at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C, a speaker for local school assemblies, and a guest artist for the Baltimore-based nonprofit Speak Life Tour. Kelsey aims to produce honest art that explores Black personhood, justice, relationships, education, and spirituality while promoting self-discovery and creative freedom. In his own words, he's a writer who "finds my voice in rap, nurtures it with jazz, and offers it as poetry." Ultimately, Kelsey hopes his poems, essays, and other creative ventures express the same sincerity Malcolm X spoke of: "I want to be remembered as someone who was sincere. Even if I made mistakes, they were made in sincerity." You can find Kelsey's prose, poetry, and performances on Medium, Youtube, and other online platforms.