About K Love
K-Love the Poet is an internationally renowned Spoken Word Artist/Motivational Speaker who made her 2003 debut in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant poetry scene.
She also has titles to her credit of actress, author, and mentor; Since 2015 more than 3 videos of her work have gone viral. Her signature poem entitled ” Million Dollar Melanin,” is currently trending on the internet as well as empowering people of color with over 900k views. Other accounts of her work have been featured in a variety of publications including Ebony/Jet and the Chicago Sun Times.
Spoken Word Artist and Motivational Speaker
As a performer, she has shared the stage with such legends as Angela Davis, Ameena Mathews, Ava Muhammad, Jessie Jackson, Common, Chaka Khan, Kelly Price, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh just to name a few. She’s a regularly featured artist in more than a dozen cities across the nation. She has been a featured artist on several albums, including one produced by Good Music, Kanye West’s recording label.
The African Festival of Art, Caribbean Festival of Life, The West Side Music Festival and The Black Women’s Expo are just a few traditional Chicago events that have welcomed her talent. In addition to general online searches, her work can be seen on her self-released DVD, Broken Cycles 33:1. K-Love is also the recipient of several awards for her community work and humanitarianism.
In September of 2009 Kendria founded the mentoring org L.Y.R.I.C. which stands for LET YOUR RHYMES INSPIRE CREATIVITY where she uses Hip-hop and spoken word poetry to teach character building and community activism. From that org a host of programs and workshops to empower the youth have been developed.
PRINCESS Program is a cultural identity training program that sets the foundation for self-love and ethnic pride amongst girls ages 6-11yrs. PRINCESS is an acronym that also expresses the principles of our program;
Powerful Respectable Intelligent, Noble, Conscious Minded, Empathetic Sister and Student. PRINCESS uses affirmative chants, spoken word poetry, dance, music and art to introduce participants to African Women, historically proven to be authentic royalty.
Author of For SMHEART Mouth Girls
Who remembers this one?
“Miss Mary Mac mac mac all dressed in black black black..”
What about this one?
“East the west I met my boyfriend at the candy store he bought me ice cream he bought me cake, he bought me home with a belly ache..”
Women all over the world learned rhymes like these as children, and I’m guaranteeing that even after all this time you’ve never forgotten the lyrics.
Rhythm and rhyme has always been a helpful tool when teaching, and though these childhood anthems offered plenty rhyme, what did they really teach? What lessons did you actually take away that have helped you now or even then? Unfortunately, none.