My name is Ko. Capital "K," lowercase "o." That is all, I promise.
I go by "Keaux" on the internet.
My actual name is Chinese, but I'm not. It comes from an ancient ritual book called the Yi Ching. It means "change" or "revolution." In the book, all characters are represented by a hexagram of elements--mine are lake and fire:
"Change is symbolized by water and fire extinguishing and evaporating each other." --Chang Yi & Thomas Cleary.
School is pretty much my identity.
I am an extremely proud alumna of Spelman College, where I majored in History with a concentration in African-American & US History. I have a M.S. in documentary film from Columbia Journalism School. You can get info about my documentary on families of the incarcerated here: www.thewaitingdoc.com
I'm getting a second M.S. in journalism at Sciences Po in Paris, and constantly evaluating blackness everywhere I go--which has been 24 countries to date.
Virginia hospitals birthed me. New Jersey toughened me. Mississippi adopted me.
I'm a Black History Buff, a Grammar Snob, an Only Child with Many Sorors, a Domestic & International Traveller with ever-changing hairstyles, and I have a lot to say, so check out my writing.
Kolloquial= my main blog It's a down-to-earth approach to the world at hand.
Komadic= my newly launched travel blog focusing on the humble travel movement and the art of the personal journey.