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.
Are you biracial? Multiracial? Got some Black in you? Then this energizing article is for you. Black Lives need you. Regardless of your trade and talents, we have work to do.
I have no problem identifying as mixed (Black and Caucasian), but whatever you do, don’t call me white.