Singer & Songwriter, Visual Artist & Dancer (she/her)
Meet Khloe Daniels
Khloe Daniels is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and educator. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph in human kinetics and wellness. From a young age, she explored many art forms. Being a trained dancer, she was accepted into Cawthra Park Secondary School’s Regional Arts Program. This accomplishment is when Khloe began discovering herself as an Artist.
She is a self-taught visual artist, singer-songwriter, hair and makeup artist who also enjoys modelling, acting, video editing, photography, graphic design, and fashion.
Khloe is presently exploring Artistic Activism. As an intern at The Flaunt It Movement, she is writing, directing, and publishing an original song and music video intentionally made to creatively express the struggles BIWOC face, particularly artists, trying to satisfy social norms. In the future, she hopes to have a physical and digital inclusive space for young aspiring artists, particularly for racialized youth to have a safe space to unpack their identities and succeed with their passions. In the future, she hopes to have a physical and digital inclusive space for young aspiring artists, particularly for racialized youth to have a safe space to unpack their identities and succeed with their passions.
Song & Music Video by Khloe Daniels — Artist Statement [EXCERPT]
Art has always been a creative outlet for me. On an exhausting journey of self-expression and discovery, art has helped me discover my identity as an Artist and as a Biracial Black Woman. My piece “Temporary Fix” Is an original song and music video intentionally made to creatively express the struggles BIWOC face, particularly artists, trying to satisfy social norms (society’s accepted standards and behaviours). I purposefully used visuals and audio to create a piece where viewers could really feel the emotion. I used colour theory, contrasting black to symbolize evil, pain, and self-mourning and white to represent innocence, peace, and purity. As well as a splash of rainbow colour to represent the creativity and passion I had in my youth before my exposure to social norms. Double shadows are seen in the background to symbolize myself having two identities; my true self and the one who conformed to society's harsh standards. With regards to the audio, I used sound effects to try and invoke the physical feelings that stress and pressure may have on one’s mental and physical health.