Kalisha “Kali Khaos/ Kali Kush” Everett, is an entrepreneur, activist, artist, promoter, and model. Kali was born and raised in Northern California and began her path as an entrepreneur and performer at a young age. At the young age of only 6 years old, she had already begun by finding flowers in her neighborhood to sell (door-to-door) to all her neighbors in Eureka. Her parents struggled and by this time she was living with her father, Butch, who would teach her how to be hard-working, and independent, and yet also still have fun. He worked as a chef, played many sports, and had a full social life, which meant young Kali would become independent and hard-working at a young age as well.
At the age of 7 years old, Kali had started memorizing the lyrics and music of movies and choreographing dances to musicals such as Grease and Disney sing-alongs, and Butch noticed and fully supported her passion. They struggled and had to move continuously throughout her childhood, which allowed them to bond over their love of music in the car. At the age of 10, she then started doing musicals, plays, talent shows, church solos, choir, and performance workshops. Most of her free time throughout her childhood and her teen years was devoted to practicing and performing, and by 7th grade, she had started doing traveling plays at schools throughout Humboldt County, as well as at the Eagle House in Eureka with the Vagabond Players.
Throughout high school, she moved around between 3 different schools. Kali went back and forth between her mother, who was dying in California, and her father in Missouri, but during this time still did choir, flags, and church functions where she performed. Although she had little support from her family at this time, she still was able to maintain above-average grades. Due to being abused by a family member, she was forced out on her own at the age of 16, and still graduated early.
After graduating high school Kali had dreams of going into the Air Force but instead decided that the military was not quite her style. Kali was then guided to the world of modeling. She applied to be a Suicide Girl and was accepted, but after doing one photoshoot decided she wasn’t ready for doing the more revealing and intimate photographs that were required of Suicide Girls. She thought that she was done modeling for the time, but then more photographers were starting to ask her to come model for them.
During this confusing time, Kali started to take interest in activism and started studying everything she could about health and wellness. She would go online for hours every day studying and sharing information to help others be healthy and happy as well. Kali found that many people online were suddenly being influenced by this and connecting to help build a movement of health and happiness. Kali then decided to start online groups that brought all the activists online into one group to connect and unite. A friend of Kali’s then edited a picture Kali had posted online and put text with the name Kali Kush on her picture, and Kali Kush was born.
Kali was still being asked to model at this time, and finally felt it was the right thing to do. She went and modeled for Mac Davis photography, and felt this was a way to help get people interested in her activism and help better the world, so this time she felt confident in her decision and has been modeling ever since. Kali has since worked with Mac Davis, Danielle C (DC), Majestic Micheal, Brian Zamora, Bao Phan of Trendz photography, Dark Photo 916, and Sun God Photography, as well as being published in Fedora Magazine.
An online activist friend of hers then had taken notice of all she was doing and invited Kali to a fundraising event for cancer patients and survivors. At the event, Kali met many like-minded activists and was invited to be a model for Nuglife Radio, a group of activist entertainers.
Kali then worked as an activist model with Nuglife Radio at Hempcons in many large cities including Las Vegas, San Francisco, and San Jose. Kali met and worked with many entertainers and entrepreneurs that were activists and finally felt at home.
Kali has done fundraising and promotion for many activists and causes such as March Against Monsanto and was a featured model for 710 Girls, 420 POW, Social High, 40 Oz to Funny Comedy Shows, Humboldt Green Parade(CannaQueen) Cannafest Humboldt, Triple Gold, and more. Kali was also featured in the Times-Standard newspaper as Cannaqueen. She has also worked with many underground entertainers and artists such as Nobe (Inf Gang), 8BitJ, and Nobel Cinema. Kali was asked to help and was in the music video for 8BitJ’s Yakuza music video with Nobel Cinema. Kali Khaos is Kali’s artist/performer name when doing entertainment that is not health-related, such as the music video Yakuza and modeling.
Kali studied business at Shasta College, received an Entrepreneur Certificate, maintained a 4.0 GPA, and was accepted into the PTK honor society. She is continuing her college education and is looking forward to many more years of education in this field.
While in college Kali developed her business plan for an art business she had always dreamed of called Creations of Kindness. She is currently working on creating the products, hiring and collaborating with other artists, and promoting this business, and plans on fully launching Creations of Kindness in the Summer of 2023.
Kali is also currently helping her father Butch start a teriyaki business. Last year Butch had to have surgery and needed financial help while healing since he is taking care of a few of his children and grandchildren. Ever since she was a child, Butch has made a special teriyaki sauce and given it away her whole life and everyone loved it. So Kali decided to invest in helping him make a business of it and hopes he can use it to finally rest and retire.
Kali is currently working with DJ Clay of The Claystation and Al Mal of Al Mal Music, as an online moderator for Twitch, doing live stream shows, and is also working on building a live stream of her own on Twitch as well. Kali also works in promotions for Results Radio, which includes the radio stations Q97, Power 94.7, Red 103.1, Bob Fm 107.1, and KKXS sports 96.1. Kali is also going to be doing a photo shoot with Majestic Micheal this month, so find her on social media if you want to stay updated.
Kali would like to thank all of the activists, entertainers, artists, family, and friends that have supported and inspired her, and there are many. Kali especially would like to give a special thank you to her Dad, Butch, and Granny. If Kali could tell the world one thing is it that “The synergy of a community can save the world, love is the answer.”
- Kalisha Everett