Peace and Love!! My name is Odalo Wasikhongo, I am a professional artist, a published author & illustrator, an animator, and a professionalfilmmaker, and I am here helping to motivate and influence positive growth and development of the youth to the elders through my lifeworks. My lifeworks spans a wide range from childrens books and animated films, to professional paintings and my mindfullness online show called Freeing The Mind.
ABOUT MY BACKGROUND: I was nurtured in the arts since a young age, studying various mediums of art and theories over the years. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video – Experimental Animation in 2001 from the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts), and a Masters of Arts Management Degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management in 2008 from Columbia College Chicago. My professional career in the entertainment industry has included MTV, Disney and Paramount to name a few. While working in Hollywood film production, I would teach elementary students in the arts with after-school programs. In 2005, while working with a group of elementary students I realized the severity of America’s illiteracy problem amongst elementary school children, particularly within the African-American community. I began to seek ways in which to work toward resolving this problem of illiteracy among the elementary youth. One solution I found was through engaging books in which the students could relate. My book series, Adventures with Bobby Little, combines positive examples with animated imagery and vocabulary building text to enhance reading comprehension as well increase enthusiasm for reading. In 2008, I founded WasiWorks Studio, an independent production studio specializing in educational entertainment in the mediums of animation, film and children’s literature. In 2012, I began extending my efforts to a broader community with the creation of my youtube channel FREEING THE MIND. Freeing The Mind is an informational webstream that focuses on mindful awareness, and elevating the human consciousness to a level of peace, universal harmony, health and wellness. Freeing The Mind streams several times a week with new messages and lessons, guided meditations, lectures, demonstrations, interviews and more.
WHY THIS PAGE??? This GOFUNDME page is about helping to support the FREEING THE MIND Movement in spreading the message and motivation of health, wellness, and positivity to all. All donations will go to the sustaining and advancing of the production of Freeing The Mind.