Free To Be: SAFE SPACE Artist Elizabeth Kaikai on the Media and Why She's Passionate About Storytelling
Bri Heath: Thank you for agreeing to talk with me, Liz! Could you introduce yourself?
Elizabeth Kaikai: My name is Elizabeth Kaikai, I'm twenty-one years...young, and...
SAFE SPACE's "Day Child", Shawnee Dez, offers the Windy City the sweet magnolias of a southern summer day in this beautiful rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's "Summertime" at Sofar Chicago (@sofarsoundschicago) on October 22nd, 2016. Be sure to watch the clip below and check out her EP Day Child on SoundCloud for your daily dose of "happy spells"!
Questioning Mama, Myself and God: SAFE SPACE Artists Alivia Blade and Bri Heath Explore Black Girlhood through Prose and Photography
SAFE SPACE Artists, Alivia Blade and Bri Heath, were roommates their first year at Columbia College Chicago in the fall of 2015. They were both new to the city, and packed their questions along with their favorite momentos from home. As they were getting to know each other, they discovered that they had similar experiences. They were both from the South, grew up in middle class families, and were taught the staunch admonition of God.
Bri Heath: At SAFE SPACE, we always open any Studio Session or "Truth Project" session with the question, "How do you feel?" It allows us to get connected to one another and grounded before we do any creative work. So, how are you feeling?
Te' V. Smith: I feel challenged. There's a lot on my plate, right now. But, I'm excited about it...[and] I'm putting some order to it...