A celebration of fifty talented, creative, passionate people (forty-nine women and one nonbinary person) working in the fields of visual
art, dance, photography, music, design, comedy, storytelling, food,
fashion, beauty, wellness, and advocacy.
Bloom Where You Are Planted
is a collection of interviews and photography that honours a group of
innovative, hard-working, diverse people, whose creative and business
ventures inspire, support, and infuse others’ lives with purpose and
positivity. These are people who are passionate about work, community,
and giving back.
The forty-nine women and one non-binary
person featured in this book have established a strong community of
supporters and followers in their respective sectors. Among those
featured are: Haida and Cree artist and entrepreneur Erin Brillon;
singer-songwriter Julianna Laine; dancer Erika Mitsuhashi; nonbinary
model and writer Lydia Okello; storyteller and entrepreneur Samantha
Reynolds; cosmetic chemist Veerpal Sdihu; sculptor Marie Khourie; artist
Athena Bax; pastry chef Kiko Nakata; Hip Hop/R&B recording artist
Kia Kadiri; and author/illustrator Emma FitzGerald.
decade of writing and interviewing fascinating people, author Beka Shane
Denter realized that the true stories of women and nonbinary people are
often left untold or presented in an overly polished way. In this
collection, she explores the story behind the person, the movement, the
voice, the words, the images, and the brand. Bloom Where You Are Planted infuses positivity into a world in need of inspiration and brings to life the stories of a phenomenal group of people.