About Ni'Kol Imani
Founder of Imani Creates & The Finding Free Initiative
Ni'Kol M. I. Dowls is a Queer African American female often referred to as Imani Ni'Kol ( Imani meaning faith especially in one's self in Swahili). Ni’Kol is a Multi-Disciplinary Artrepreneur.
Ni'Kol's love for arts started at the age of 4 when she completed reading the Giving Tree, relating in such a fascinating way Ni’Kol completed all of Shel Silverstein’s collections and quickly fell in love with the combination of writing and illustration. Very soon after Nikol fell in love with the sound of poetry, finding herself completely captivated by spoken word at the age of 13.
She currently combines her love of Spoken word, photography, body movement, writing, and painting. She uses her artistry as a means of self-expression, to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to teach, cultivate community conversations, and to express my interpretation of the world around her. Her goal is to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression, but also a world of new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories. Ni'Kol is a self-taught artist who uses internships, networking, volunteering, and online resources to advance her craft. Ni’Kol has a passion for a variety of experiences. Ni’Kol uses her creativity to live unapologetic about her likes, quirks, upbringing, and expression. Ni’Kol has begun to live by her middle name. Ni'kol is an unconventional transformational Artrepeneur who hopes to, facilitate groups & workshops, change her community, to elevate her activism, and to mentor and teach others.