Kingsley Gbadegesin is a first-generation Nigerian-American and a New York–based creator working to advance liberation for the Black community, the Queer community, and People of Color. Building on his years of experience working for the likes of Versace, Celine, and Loewe, he’s the founder and creator behind K.NGSLEY— a Black-owned brand aiming to reclaim and redefine the Black, Queer, Femme body and to create the tangible, direct support communities need today.

Through his activism and K.NGSLEY, he aims to contribute to building a country, culture, and future that uplifts and does justice to the people that built the United States and its culture in the first place.