Founded in New Orleans-Algiers, Louisiana 2013 by Dane Verrtah, Hepicat is a creative cooperative and agency focused on building platforms for Black audiences through cultural engagements, community building, and clothing.

Hepicat’s purpose is to create and spread a heiroglyphic writing system called Ki-Kala to people throughout Black communities in the Americas, in order to give our legacies a language, so that we can begin to communicate with one another in new ways and begin healing ourselves from centuries of surviving the creation of the “New World.”