Oxford, Mississippi beader-seamstress, Timber Heard took to creating as a way to escape from the harsh reality she was living. “Being creative is something that helps me as a person, function. That’s who I am.” Combatting bipolar disorder alongside trying to piece together the complexities of her biracial identity has been a lifelong struggle, but she is now speaking her truth and reclaiming her power.
I have to learn to forgive. For every time I was broken by a person, I built up resentment. Sometimes, not even for that person, but for myself.
Nigerian world music artist, Papyfire is the epitome of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to bring that dream to fruition.