Kia Labeija was born and raised in the heart of New York City’s theatre district, Hellz Kitchen. Her multidisciplinary practice explores the intersections of community, politics, fine arts, and activism. Her digital portraits offer theatrical and cinematic re-imaginings of nonfictional events. As a member of the iconic House of Labeija and an active member of NYC’s ballroom scene, she offers the art of Voguing as both a performance and community-based practice. Labeija speaks publicly on the subject of HIV/AIDS as an advocate for the underrepresented living with HIV, including long-term survivors, women, minorities, and children born with the virus.