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Oklahoma City, OK

"Okay my name is...everyone calls me Solo..but I am Kahlil.

I moved here from New York for a girl and she’s gone but I’m still here.

I don’t have any friends or anything so I’m mostly by myself. In my time alone, I write about things, about life you know. Poetry. I’m a poet as well. I love the arts. I love food, I love cooking. I can bake. Baking is secondary to cooking savory foods.. Mmm, I love Italian, home style, and Caribbean food. You know, but, I also know how to bake. I’ve learned to have the love. Because like I said I just love the arts. Cooking, music, painting.... anything that falls under the definition of art, I just love it. Art helps you express who you are. You know, we die over who we are, many people. I realized, “You don’t owe anybody any explanation of who you are, period.”  But if you do, it’s “for me to be me.” And that’s it. For me to be me. And that’s why I came up with this idea. So, from that and talking to other just people, it’s like at the end of the day you are who you are for you to be you on this earth. In this flesh. You do what you do, because you gotta be you for me to be me. So, my idea was, you know, create this t-shirt company that brings “for me to be me” home. And I love t-shirts obviously, I wear t-shirts! I have a Mickey mouse little Hawaiian thingy here.. and anyway, I love t-shirts. People love t-shirts. It could have a dot on it and it means something to the person wearing that shirt. So, my thing was I want to create t-shirts, screen t’s, and travel to different events.  It’s not making me any money right now, but it’s not about the money for me."