Kim Chayeb is the Two-Spirit founder and CEO of Wild Tongues as well as a multidisciplinary artist, holistic healer, activist, and educator originally from San Diego, California via Indian Trail, North Carolina. Chayeb graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Performance Art in 2015. Their spoken word poetry and conceptual performance art experiences have explored themes of environmental justice, Indigenous rights, anti-racism, and science/spirituality.
Chayeb has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre, Pilsen Fest, Citlalín Gallery, Steep Theatre’s The Boxcar, DePaul University, Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s Navy Pier during Thawalls (fundraiser hosted by Links Hall and Threewalls), Gallery 400, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, OPEN Center for the Arts, Hairpin Arts Center, and the Chicago Artists Coalition. They have been a guest on 91.1 Vocalo Radio, WZRD Radio, and Que4 Radio, as well as a visiting artist and speaker at the Universidad de San Francisco in Ecuador, South America. Chayeb is currently passing the creative torch to future generations as a high school theater arts teacher in their Pilsen community.