Sobenna Worrill was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL, in a vibrant community comprised of educators, artists, and community activists. She began studying various styles of African diasporic movements at the young age of 6 years old, and while studying at Northeastern Illinois University, she further delved into her passion for performing arts and cultural preservation. Her years as a professional performing artist, community liaison, and executive officer for organizations in Chicago have allowed her to master interpersonal relationships and produce solution driven quantitative results. Over the last ten years, Sobenna committed her life to working with local businesses, organizations, and institutions to push the needle forward in producing progressive programs and developing resources. In 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she co-founded Chi-Village after hosting a free festival for BIPOC individuals to pay homage to ancestors, honor elders, and share talents & gifts. Chi-Village is a nonprofit that has proved most beneficial to the vast community she grew up in by providing a safe space for individuals who desire a sense of belonging within a community rooted in Black Liberation.