Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi
Writer, Public Speaker, and Art Director in Washington, DC
Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi is a first generation Nigerian-American with an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland-College Park, and a master's degree from The Ohio State University. A long-time PG County resident, Risikat shares her time between two passions--teaching and producing. She is currently an associate professor in the English department at Prince George's Community College where she teaches courses in composition writing and literature and serves as director of the college’s Book Bridge Project. She is also an adjunct professor at Bowie State University where she teaches ART 470: Branding + Marketing for Artists in their Visual Communications and Digital Media Arts program.
Kat is owner of LiL SoSo Productions, LLC where she serves as lead cultural architect and produces high-quality cultural experiences and works with creatives on various branding efforts and campaigns. In addition to creating meaningful entertainment experiences, Kat also a monthly radio show called Tunes +Talk on WPFW (89.3FM).
Finally, working in the space as healer, Kat is an intuitive healer that uses medicinal herbs and ritual to in private sessions and workshops to empower her clients from within. After reading Anita Diamant's novel The Red Tent, Risikat founded The Red Tent Symposium as a way for women to gather and share their collective experiences.
To those who say to her, “You do a lot.” Kat replies, “Not really. I am just trying to make the dash count.”