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.
To be young, teaching, and black sometimes feels like the most difficult thing in the world. But I am reminded that it is also the most rewarding thing in the world.
Races Aren’t Supposed To Mix?, an original poem by writer, Timber Heard.
I have no problem identifying as mixed (Black and Caucasian), but whatever you do, don’t call me white.
Too many times queer experiences, contributions, and achievements are left out of the narrative when discussing and teaching Black history.