Peace and Blessings!
My name is Kemi Abifarin and I am a holistic entrepreneur. My work, passions, diet, spirituality, artistry, even my physical workouts are all interconnected. Every minute of my life is connected to the same story: good character, growth, love for my community, and organic living.
My work is rooted in the hands-on research that I have done in community centers, public schools, private practice, detention centers, four-year universities, community colleges, home school programming and various other events that I have either participated in or sponsored.
Despite everything that is going on in the world, I have still been able to see the greatness that exists in my people and I want to encourage, inspire, and invoke that energy on all levels. We have all of the tools that we need for our healing, our development, our resistance, our sustenance, and our progress. We just need to get together and explore all of our resources.
Our culture is our medicine. We are the "doctors" that possess our own remedies.
"I AM a mother, a wife; an educator; an artist; a mentor; a consultant; a traditionalist, an arts/culture/education ambassador, and a visionary. "
Education, arts, and culture have been my passion since an early age. Pursuing this passion through high school and into college, I started VCU in 1996. I studied at VCU, intermittingly, receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in African American studies, my K-12 Teacher certification in English, and my Master’s degree in History, Nonprofit Management, and Education.
In 2016, I started my final journey at VCU in the Ph. D program (Education: Curriculum, Culture, and Change), then Educational Leadership, but my work and my passion led me in a different direction—to create and implement culturally relevant and enriching curriculums for public, home and alternative schools for K-12 students.