Kiki has just finished contributing to a joint digital art project with other young black female digital artists, for which they created a digital and paper colour book called the Melanin Magic Colouring book. Like many of her peers and contributors to that book, she champions black female representation in the digital art world, comics and animation, whether in the character she creates or the digital artists in the studio. “In a studio setting, I was usually the only one who looks like me. Even in college, there weren’t too many Black women in the animation curriculum. I can say I’ve been treated differently from my male peers […] As an independent artist, I’ve not felt the same opposition”.
This one contribution is very representative of her art subjects, namely the early ones that she spontaneously designed. “Magical girls first idea that popped to mind for me was the iconic “magical girl”. One of my earliest art influences was Sailor Moon”.