I hope you are blessed! I am Keita (a.k.a. KoolKeita). I was incarcerated in Bali, Indonesia from November 30, 2017 to April 5, 2019. While in prison, I created my #freekoolkeita tees and merchandise with the help of one of my amazing, talented, closest friends Tah Riq Amawi. The animal picture you see is an original drawing my good friend in prison, Andrey, gave to me as a gift and Tah Riq turned it into a t-shirt graphic. It's a special, original piece drawn by his wife. I used her art because it represents my prison experience with such a unique, meaningful, artistic vibe. My initial motive for creating the tees and merch was to raise money to get home to the US once freed, have enough money to sustain until i got on my feet and bring attention to our hiv status, which some of us are still hesitant to talk about. I thought my product could start a necessary conversation about one's hiv status in a kool way, no matter who you are or where you come from, hoping to release any negative stigma attached to revealing your status...whether it's + or -. Also, prompting people to get tested if they don't know their status. I've been healthy and hiv+ 31yrs and counting...THANK GOD! But it took my treasured prison experience to finally make me own my status, be authentically me, stop hiding, be transparent and finally want my voice to be heard to do whatever i can to make a difference! I aim to raise as much awareness as i can now that i'm free...globally! Your purchases to support my cause means everything to me and i truly appreciate it! 10% of all profit will be donated to the Kerti Praja and Gaya Dewata HIV/AIDS Foundations in Bali. Sending magic, protection, love, prosperity and good health to everyone who cares...and even to the one's that don't...lol!
Please enjoy the merch:)
Thank you so much!