Kaleigh O’Keefe is a poet, visual artist, musician, photographer, designer, educator, organizer, activist, antique frame restorer, and the only performer in Boston to host a series of open mics while wearing footy pajamas. Kaleigh has performed everywhere from dingy basements and downtown Boston sidewalks during protests, to the Boston Pride Festival, TEDx Vail Colorado, and the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, sharing stages with Kit Yan, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Sakeena Yacoobi, Terry Crews, and more.
After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2015 with a BFA in Sculpture and History of Art, Kaleigh went on to become a founding member of Strength of Doves Productions, and performed at high schools and colleges across the country with the Flatline Poetry collective. Now back in Boston, they are an average wage laborer by day, and a revolutionary political organizer and host of the First Friday’s Youth Open Mic in JP by night. They are also an editor and designer for Game Over Books.
Kaleigh lives in Dorchester with their two annoying cats, is composed mostly of earl grey and has a measuring tape in their possession at all times.