Mikayla is a Filipino American event producer, photographer, curator, and artist based in Chicago. She is heavily involved in the Filipinx community in Chicago, and focuses her personal artwork around decolonization, and the preservation and empowerment of her Filipino culture and identity.
She has photographed for companies and brands such as Nike, Puma, Finish Line, Do312, Pursuit of Dopeness and is a member of Her Notoriety Co., a female focused collective and creative agency, a branch off Modern Notoriety, revolving around streetwear and the empowerment of females and groups not often highlighted in a heavily male-dominated industry.
Mikayla has years of experience with event production and management not only with her current job at Her Notoriety, but also from working with institutions such as The Field Museum and The Museum of Contemporary, and media company, Filipino Kitchen, where she was a part of producing the 3rd annual Kultura Festival: The first & biggest Filipino music, food, and arts festival in the Midwest, showcasing a variety of Chicago based and nation wide musicians, artists, chefs, and cultural workers. She also produces events on her own including her own artist showcases for her series that has gained a lot of attention in the Filipinx and Chicago communities, called “Acclimate not Assimilate,” and also “Rise,” a bi-monthly community self defense/domestic violence awareness event.
All photos on this website are taken by Mikayla Delson, unless stated otherwise.