Itohan Osaigbovo is a Chicago native originally from the Austin neighborhood, raised primarily in neighboring Oak Park. Itohan has been performing poetry & song publicly for about 18 years. Her work has dealt primarily with healing from personal trauma, religion/spirituality, confronting oppression, and advocating for radical social change. She's currently writing about systemic racism’s influence on the black immigrant family experience through the lens of domestic violence. She is a first-year MFA-Poetry student at Columbia College Chicago.