“Someone else’s label on me is not really my narrative.” Kilo Kish is talking about being a black woman in the music industry but could just as easily be discussing her music, or any of her other creative pursuits. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter, model, designer and artist is as allergic to categorization as she is to predictability. In her relatively short career, Kish (née Lakisha Kimberly Robinson) has already put out an LP (Reflections In Real Time, 2016) and three EPs (Homeschool, 2012; Across, 2014; Across Remixes, 2015); modeled for Lucky, Vice and Vogue; collaborated with Childish Gambino and The Internet; produced two capsule fashion collections; launched her lifestyle label, KSA; and curated Real—Safe, a performance and exhibition that debuted in July at HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Six Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 50 Caroline Polachek “The thing that eats at me a little bit is how subjective my music is.... You can’t get away from ‘Caroline Polachek.’” Music Issue 50 Odd Jobs Molly Lewis, professional whistler. Fashion Issue 50 What Are You Working On? David Koma’s current workload. Fashion Issue 50 Received Wisdom Marimekko’s creative director, Rebekka Bay, on leadership and finding the right work-life balance. Music Issue 50 Behind the Scenes Film composer Emile Mosseri on the art of setting music to film. Music Issue 49 Tove Lo The pop star reflects on the big feelings behind her biggest hits.