We had the good fortune of connecting with Myra Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Myra, why did you pursue a creative career?
Creativity was my therapy but then it became my life. As a black woman with Autism, I have faced many challenges, trauma and prejudices. Being involved in fashion helped to foster my creativity, because I refuse to let my Autism diagnosis define my future. Being plus size model helped me discovered the inner part of myself, and gave me strength to create.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I also empower others through cosplay, dressing up as different characters from anime, tv, and comics etc. Many people on the Autism spectrum are interested in this part of culture.
I have has been honored to work with top local brands and designers , as well as leading figures in the the industries. I am always excited when projects allow me to meet new people and travel to new places.
I hope to foster new opportunities for persons of disabilities in the fashion and creative industries.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My dad for always believing in me. For every performance, show, or event I was in, he was always there supporting me. For those moments where he told me he was proud even though I wasn’t a huge star. My dad always made me feel like one. He made me feel loved, supported, and appreciated.
Other: Cosplay Instagram: www.instagram.com/feverdreame__
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