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Andy Karol’s life has majorly consisted of spoken poetry as well as photographing people &  portraits. Karol began speaking in Chicago and enjoys speaking directly to their audience about sexualities, genders, mental illnesses, all while trying to help audience members discover who they are. Karol has traveled around the country competing for their hometown Chicago. Some of the events that Karol has competed in include the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California and the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia.

They are very well known around Chicago, and have slammed at many events. Not only do they perform and speak out to audiences, but they’ve also taught classes in multiple universities, and graduated from Indiana University northwest with a degree in Communication.  

Presenter: 2017