“My name is Kamilah and I don’t give a fuck.”

I: What is the most beautiful thing in the world?

K: Pain.

I: What drives you?

K: The fact that I know I can. “Try harder. You’re built for this. Just go hard.”

I: What is the saddest thing about humanity?

K: It’s so easy for us to be afraid of differences. We let the stupidest things come between us. We’re very petty. I don’t like that you can hate someone because they’re Asian, you can hate someone because they’re black, you can hate someone because they’re blonde, you can hate someone because they’re not blonde. I don’t like that shit. The differences are what make us special, they’re supposed to bring us together.

I: What is the most beautiful thing about humanity?

K: At the drop of a hat they can all forget that and come together and be one full member.

What was a crucial turning point in your life?

K: I left my job, didn’t know how I was going to pay my rent, didn’t know what was going to happen but something in my spirit was like, “You’re going to die. And if you stay here you’re going to die here. You’re going to be here forever, you’re never going to try.” And the things that I felt like I was missing, when I went into the wilderness I found them. I found that the wilderness is probably the best place for anybody to be. The best learning lesson. I did the whole King Leoniduas thing, I slayed the beast, I came home and I sit at the head of my own table. And I love it. Not only that, but I have some extra senses and because I was so unhappy, they started to dull. And as soon as I left there I started dreaming again, all of a sudden I knew things again without anybody telling me. And I haven’t lost that since.

What is a necessary component to experiencing inner peace?

K: Understanding that you’re experiencing, first and foremost. Everything is an experience, it’s not good, it’s not bad. It’s an experience, it’s supposed to be a building block. You’re going to go through it, there’s going to be a beginning and an end. You might laugh, you might cry, but at the end of the day you’re going to have that peace, just from understanding it’s an experience.

I: What is the number one killer of happiness?

K: Fear. Fear, fear, fear. You’ll never be happy if you have fear. There’s always going to be something you’re going to be afraid of, it’s always going to look to big, it’s going to always seem like too much and the minute you concede to it your happiness is gone and it might take you a long time to get it back. Because it’s a slippery slope, it’s like falling down the rabbit hole.

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