Shifting the narrative around Missouri's marginalized communities 
through photography and storytelling.

By clicking on the arrow below each caption (desktop) or on each picture (mobile) 
you can read each participant's story and watch their video when available.
Gallery - Eryca Neville, 50, momma, daughter, sister, educator, advocate, volunteer, friend, Columbia, MO (originally from St. Louis, MO by way of Kansas City, MO).

Eryca Neville, 50, momma, daughter, sister, educator, advocate, volunteer, friend, Columbia, MO (originally from St. Louis, MO by way of Kansas City, MO).

Gallery - Sadia Moumita, 19, abolitionist, townie, Columbia, MO.

Sadia Moumita, 19, abolitionist, townie, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - David Blake, 60, living without shelter, kind person, Columbia, MO.

David Blake, 60, living without shelter, kind person, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Kiessence Bassett, 19, scholar and Blacktivist, Columbia, MO.

Kiessence Bassett, 19, scholar and Blacktivist, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Natalia Prats, 37, teacher, performer at heart, Columbia, MO, originally from Puerto Rico. 12/22/17

Natalia Prats, 37, teacher, performer at heart, Columbia, MO, originally from Puerto Rico. 12/22/17

Gallery -  Melanie Oliva, 23, writer, Latina, feminist, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Melanie Oliva, 23, writer, Latina, feminist, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Gallery - Dr. LaGarrett King, 43, husband, father, Black history professor, Columbia, MO (originally from Baker, LA.)

Dr. LaGarrett King, 43, husband, father, Black history professor, Columbia, MO (originally from Baker, LA.)

Gallery - Koshi Collins, she/they, 34, teacher aide, lesbian masculine, drag performer, deaf, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Koshi Collins, she/they, 34, teacher aide, lesbian masculine, drag performer, deaf, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Ana Garcia, 25, student in public health, brought over by her parents from Mexico when she was six, Columbia, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Ana Garcia, 25, estudiante en salud publica, traÃida por sus padres a los seis años, Columbia, MO (de Oaxaca, Mexico.)

Ana Garcia, 25, student in public health, brought over by her parents from Mexico when she was six, Columbia, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Ana Garcia, 25, estudiante en salud publica, traÃida por sus padres a los seis años, Columbia, MO (de Oaxaca, Mexico.)

Gallery - Mekhia Thompson, 22, big sister, mentor, teacher, artist, advocate, Columbia, MO.

Mekhia Thompson, 22, big sister, mentor, teacher, artist, advocate, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Ciarra Small, 22, advocate, lover, friend, Columbia, MO (originally from St. Louis.)

Ciarra Small, 22, advocate, lover, friend, Columbia, MO (originally from St. Louis.)

Gallery - Dr. Stephen Graves, 39, intellectual, teacher, Columbia, MO (originally from Portland, OR.)

Dr. Stephen Graves, 39, intellectual, teacher, Columbia, MO (originally from Portland, OR.)

Gallery - Claire Ridgeway, 21, advocate, autistic woman, student, special educator, peer educator, peer , Columbia, MO (originally from Dallas, TX.)

Claire Ridgeway, 21, advocate, autistic woman, student, special educator, peer educator, peer , Columbia, MO (originally from Dallas, TX.)

Gallery - Roshae Hemmings, 21, St. Louisan by way of Kingston, Jamaica, daughter of immigrant, aspiring storyteller, student of life’s lessons, realist, quiet, lover, taking life as it comes, Columbia, MO.

Roshae Hemmings, 21, St. Louisan by way of Kingston, Jamaica, daughter of immigrant, aspiring storyteller, student of life’s lessons, realist, quiet, lover, taking life as it comes, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Flor Loya-Ochoa, 37, mother, advocate, immigrant, artist, Columbia, MO (originally from Mexico.)

Flor Loya-Ochoa, 37, mother, advocate, immigrant, artist, Columbia, MO (originally from Mexico.)

Gallery - Ezra Komo, 25, small business owner, female to male trans man, advocate, poly and pansexual, Marine veteran, Columbia, MO (raised in Central Missouri.)

Ezra Komo, 25, small business owner, female to male trans man, advocate, poly and pansexual, Marine veteran, Columbia, MO (raised in Central Missouri.)

Gallery - Monica Lee, activist, Mom, training developer, Korean immigrant, Columbia, MO (originally from South Korea.)

Monica Lee, activist, Mom, training developer, Korean immigrant, Columbia, MO (originally from South Korea.)

Gallery - Tessi Muskrat Rickabaugh, 41, healer, lover, student, curator of stories, seeker of beauty, spiritual companion, identity coach and nurturer of post-traumatic growth, native of Turtle Island, Fulton, MO (originally from Eldridge, MO.)

Tessi Muskrat Rickabaugh, 41, healer, lover, student, curator of stories, seeker of beauty, spiritual companion, identity coach and nurturer of post-traumatic growth, native of Turtle Island, Fulton, MO (originally from Eldridge, MO.)

Gallery - Safa Mohameed, 28. business woman, mother, hard worker, Muslim, Columbia, MO (originally from Iraq.)

Safa Mohameed, 28. business woman, mother, hard worker, Muslim, Columbia, MO (originally from Iraq.)

Gallery - Gabriela Weir Vera, 39, cook, mother, artist, lover, fighter, immigrant, Latin American, survivor, social justice activist, Columbia, Mo (originally from Merida, Venezuela.) Gaby Weir Vera, 39, cocinera, madre, artista, amante, luchadora, immigrante, Latino Americana, sobrevividora, activista, Columbia, Mo (de Merida, Venezuela.) 5/18/2020

Gabriela Weir Vera, 39, cook, mother, artist, lover, fighter, immigrant, Latin American, survivor, social justice activist, Columbia, Mo (originally from Merida, Venezuela.) Gaby Weir Vera, 39, cocinera, madre, artista, amante, luchadora, immigrante, Latino Americana, sobrevividora, activista, Columbia, Mo (de Merida, Venezuela.) 5/18/2020

Gallery - Braiden Wade, 18, genuine, photojournalist, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Braiden Wade, 18, genuine, photojournalist, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Melissa Horner, 33, Métis and Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe (tribal affiliations,) creative, ancestor, PhD. student of sociology, Columbia, MO (originally from Montana.)

Melissa Horner, 33, Métis and Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe (tribal affiliations,) creative, ancestor, PhD. student of sociology, Columbia, MO (originally from Montana.)

Gallery - Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Esq., 43, visionary, wife, mother, servant leader, educator, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Esq., 43, visionary, wife, mother, servant leader, educator, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Chris Lehman

Chris Lehman

Gallery - Jeanne Snodgrass, 44, mother, dancer, educator, convener of community, Executive Director of Mizzou Hillel, a Jewish student organization, Columbia, MO (originally from Pennsylvania.)

Jeanne Snodgrass, 44, mother, dancer, educator, convener of community, Executive Director of Mizzou Hillel, a Jewish student organization, Columbia, MO (originally from Pennsylvania.)

Gallery - Danyiel Kelly, 49, recovery coach, Columbia, MO (originally from New Madrid, MO.)

Danyiel Kelly, 49, recovery coach, Columbia, MO (originally from New Madrid, MO.)

Gallery - Bini Sebastian, 27, visual artist, counseling psychology PhD. student, spoken word poet, Columbia, MO (born in India and raised in Dallas, TX.) 01/13/2020

Bini Sebastian, 27, visual artist, counseling psychology PhD. student, spoken word poet, Columbia, MO (born in India and raised in Dallas, TX.) 01/13/2020

Gallery - Hope Schust, 17, sister, daughter, lesbian, transracial adoptee, high school student, dancer, musician, spoken word poet, Columbia, MO, originally from Nairobi, Kenya.

Hope Schust, 17, sister, daughter, lesbian, transracial adoptee, high school student, dancer, musician, spoken word poet, Columbia, MO, originally from Nairobi, Kenya.

Gallery - Allison D'Agostino, 30, SOMO representative and athlete, Columbia, MO.

Allison D'Agostino, 30, SOMO representative and athlete, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Robina Onwong’a, 25, divine being, creativist, educator, mental health clinician, AmeriKenyan, Columbia, MO (originally from Maryland, and her family from Kenya.)

Robina Onwong’a, 25, divine being, creativist, educator, mental health clinician, AmeriKenyan, Columbia, MO (originally from Maryland, and her family from Kenya.)

Gallery - Kandas Holmes-Barnes, 37, mother, advocate, recovering addict, Columbia, MO. 01/10/2020

Kandas Holmes-Barnes, 37, mother, advocate, recovering addict, Columbia, MO. 01/10/2020

Gallery - Gretchen Maune, 35, activist, blind, Columbia, MO (originally from Blue Springs, MO.) 03/07/18

Gretchen Maune, 35, activist, blind, Columbia, MO (originally from Blue Springs, MO.) 03/07/18

Gallery - Fatimah Krgo, 19, student in Digital Storytelling at Mizzou, Muslim, born and raised in Columbia, MO, from Bosnia.

Fatimah Krgo, 19, student in Digital Storytelling at Mizzou, Muslim, born and raised in Columbia, MO, from Bosnia.

Gallery - Christina Holzhauser, 40, writer, rugger, queer, country girl, PhD student in Biological Anthropology, Columbia, MO (originally from Portland, MO.) 5/18/2020

Christina Holzhauser, 40, writer, rugger, queer, country girl, PhD student in Biological Anthropology, Columbia, MO (originally from Portland, MO.) 5/18/2020

Gallery - Caitlin Cunningham, 35, teacher, queer activist, pansexual and polyamorous, they/them, Columbia, MO. 6/25/19

Caitlin Cunningham, 35, teacher, queer activist, pansexual and polyamorous, they/them, Columbia, MO. 6/25/19

Gallery - Sarah Vaneva, 28, English major student at Mizzou, activist, Columbia, MO. 03/15/19

Sarah Vaneva, 28, English major student at Mizzou, activist, Columbia, MO. 03/15/19

Gallery - Daphanie Bibbs, 26, mother, educator, influencer and advocate, Columbia, MO (originally from Chicago, IL.)

Daphanie Bibbs, 26, mother, educator, influencer and advocate, Columbia, MO (originally from Chicago, IL.)

Gallery - Spenser Crum, 25, mother, Columbia, MO, and born and raised there, and her daughter, Melany Analiese Funes, 2, whose father is from El Salvador.

Spenser Crum, 25, mother, Columbia, MO, and born and raised there, and her daughter, Melany Analiese Funes, 2, whose father is from El Salvador.

Gallery - Audra Sergel, 42, musician, bisexual, Columbia, MO (originally from Maryville, MO.)

Audra Sergel, 42, musician, bisexual, Columbia, MO (originally from Maryville, MO.)

Gallery - David Aguayo, 30, PhD. student at Mizzou, brought over from Mexico by his parents as a child, Columbia, MO. David Aguayo, 30, estudiante en Mizzou, traído desde Mexico por sus padres cuando era niño, Columbia, MO. 05/07/17

David Aguayo, 30, PhD. student at Mizzou, brought over from Mexico by his parents as a child, Columbia, MO. David Aguayo, 30, estudiante en Mizzou, traído desde Mexico por sus padres cuando era niño, Columbia, MO. 05/07/17

Gallery - Ann Alofs, 45, elementary school teacher, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Rolla, MO.) 12/10/17

Ann Alofs, 45, elementary school teacher, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Rolla, MO.) 12/10/17

Gallery - Marekka Nickens, 29, elementary school teacher, born and raised in Columbia, MO. 01/19/18

Marekka Nickens, 29, elementary school teacher, born and raised in Columbia, MO. 01/19/18

Gallery - Darrell Cruse, 24, artist, Columbia, MO, originally from Chicago, IL.

Darrell Cruse, 24, artist, Columbia, MO, originally from Chicago, IL.

Gallery - Ammer Ahmad, 20, student in Chemical engineering at Mizzou, Muslim, Columbia, MO, originally from Palestine. 12/10/17

Ammer Ahmad, 20, student in Chemical engineering at Mizzou, Muslim, Columbia, MO, originally from Palestine. 12/10/17

Gallery - Kerra Williams, 34, author, born in Columbia, MO, but raised in Germany.

Kerra Williams, 34, author, born in Columbia, MO, but raised in Germany.

Gallery - Evonnia Woods, 34, organizer with Reproaction, Columbia, MO (originally from Pulaski, IL.)

Evonnia Woods, 34, organizer with Reproaction, Columbia, MO (originally from Pulaski, IL.)

Gallery - Brittany Fatoma, 31, Christ follower, educator, leader, Columbia, MO (Originally from North Carolina.) 09/09/19

Brittany Fatoma, 31, Christ follower, educator, leader, Columbia, MO (Originally from North Carolina.) 09/09/19

Gallery - Nawfee Khadeeda, 40, mother to nine, Yazidi Christian, Columbia, MO, originally from Iraq. 12/06/17

Nawfee Khadeeda, 40, mother to nine, Yazidi Christian, Columbia, MO, originally from Iraq. 12/06/17

Gallery - Anthony Plogger, 28, educator, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from Herman, MO.)

Anthony Plogger, 28, educator, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO (originally from Herman, MO.)

Gallery - Al Cox Jr., 27, customer service clerk, identifies “as me,” Columbia, MO (originally from Saint Louis, MO.)

Al Cox Jr., 27, customer service clerk, identifies “as me,” Columbia, MO (originally from Saint Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Anthony Johnson, 31, case manager for Services for Independent Living, Columbia, MO.

Anthony Johnson, 31, case manager for Services for Independent Living, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Addison McGuire, 20, senior student in biology at Central Methodist University, trans, Fayette, MO (originally from Higbee, MO.) 12/07/17

Addison McGuire, 20, senior student in biology at Central Methodist University, trans, Fayette, MO (originally from Higbee, MO.) 12/07/17

Gallery - Reverend C.W. Dawson, 63, graduate of Princeton University, Dr. in Philosophy, author, Columbia, MO (originally from St Joseph, MO.)

Reverend C.W. Dawson, 63, graduate of Princeton University, Dr. in Philosophy, author, Columbia, MO (originally from St Joseph, MO.)

Gallery - Bushra Faris, 56, interpreter (obstetrics surgeon in her native country,) Columbia, MO, originally from Iraq. 12/13/17

Bushra Faris, 56, interpreter (obstetrics surgeon in her native country,) Columbia, MO, originally from Iraq. 12/13/17

Gallery - Chuckie Dalton, 17, high school student, non-binary, from Boonville (originally from Arizona.)

Chuckie Dalton, 17, high school student, non-binary, from Boonville (originally from Arizona.)

Gallery - Patsy Galbreath-Johnson, 57, community organizer and event coordinator, Jefferson City, MO.

Patsy Galbreath-Johnson, 57, community organizer and event coordinator, Jefferson City, MO.

Gallery - Traci Wilson-kleekamp, 53, PhD student at the MU College of Education, Columbia, MO (originally from California.)

Traci Wilson-kleekamp, 53, PhD student at the MU College of Education, Columbia, MO (originally from California.)

Gallery - Dawn Zeterberg, 57, self-advocate, unemployed, living with cerebral palsy, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.) 01/12/18

Dawn Zeterberg, 57, self-advocate, unemployed, living with cerebral palsy, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.) 01/12/18

Gallery - Adrian Clifton, 33, PhD. in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, author, community educator and activist, Columbia, MO.

Adrian Clifton, 33, PhD. in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, author, community educator and activist, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Kai Freter, 18, studying for the equivalent to a high school diploma, gender fluid lesbian, from Columbia, MO.

Kai Freter, 18, studying for the equivalent to a high school diploma, gender fluid lesbian, from Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Clyde Ruffin, 65, professor and chair emeritus (University  of Missouri,) senior pastor at Second Baptist Church, First Ward representative (Columbia City Council,) president of the John William Boone Heritage Foundation, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Clyde Ruffin, 65, professor and chair emeritus (University  of Missouri,) senior pastor at Second Baptist Church, First Ward representative (Columbia City Council,) president of the John William Boone Heritage Foundation, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Gallery - Fridman Torales Ríos, 39, circus performer, Columbia, MO (originally from Peru.) Fridman Torales Ríos, 39, artista de circo, Columbia, MO (del Perú.)

Fridman Torales Ríos, 39, circus performer, Columbia, MO (originally from Peru.) Fridman Torales Ríos, 39, artista de circo, Columbia, MO (del Perú.)

Gallery - JD Mobley, 14, high school student, lesbian, Boonville, MO (originally from Florida.)

JD Mobley, 14, high school student, lesbian, Boonville, MO (originally from Florida.)

Gallery - Nikki McGruder, regional manager for Diversity Awareness Partnership and director of the Journey towards Inclusive Excellence, Columbia, MO (originally from Peoria, IL.) 02/09/18

Nikki McGruder, regional manager for Diversity Awareness Partnership and director of the Journey towards Inclusive Excellence, Columbia, MO (originally from Peoria, IL.) 02/09/18

Gallery - Luis Ramirez, 37, restaurant owner, Columbia, MO, originally from Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico. Luis Ramirez, 37, dueño de restaurante, Columbia, MO, de Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico.

Luis Ramirez, 37, restaurant owner, Columbia, MO, originally from Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico. Luis Ramirez, 37, dueño de restaurante, Columbia, MO, de Jesus Maria, Jalisco, Mexico.

Gallery - Camren Cross, 42, Community Recreation Supervisor with the City of Columbia, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Camren Cross, 42, Community Recreation Supervisor with the City of Columbia, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Gallery - Dakota Gladbach, 28, administrative counselor at Central Methodist University, gay, Fayette, MO (originally from Brookfield, MO.)

Dakota Gladbach, 28, administrative counselor at Central Methodist University, gay, Fayette, MO (originally from Brookfield, MO.)

Gallery - Arizbeth Iliana Viveros, 45, certified nursing assistant, Columbia, MO (originally from Veracrúz, Mexico.) Arizbeth Iliana Viveros, 45, assistante de enfermera, Columbia, MO (de Veracrúz, México.)

Arizbeth Iliana Viveros, 45, certified nursing assistant, Columbia, MO (originally from Veracrúz, Mexico.) Arizbeth Iliana Viveros, 45, assistante de enfermera, Columbia, MO (de Veracrúz, México.)

Gallery - Clara Umbe, 28, health educator with the Public Health Department at Mizzou, Columbia, MO, originally from Kinshasa, Congo.

Clara Umbe, 28, health educator with the Public Health Department at Mizzou, Columbia, MO, originally from Kinshasa, Congo.

Gallery - Maria Hernandez Ramirez, 33, restaurant owner, Columbia, MO, originally from San Miguel, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Maria Hernandez Ramirez, 33, restaurant owner, Columbia, MO, originally from San Miguel, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Gallery - Evan Melkersman, 31, community organizer, gay, Boonville, MO.

Evan Melkersman, 31, community organizer, gay, Boonville, MO.

Gallery - Tateonna Thompson, 22, struggling artist, Columbia, MO.

Tateonna Thompson, 22, struggling artist, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Dr. William E. Robertson, 82,  retired Mizzou faculty member, Columbia, MO (originally from Columbus, OH.)

Dr. William E. Robertson, 82, retired Mizzou faculty member, Columbia, MO (originally from Columbus, OH.)

Gallery - Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, 62, naturalist, Columbia, MO (originally from San Salvador, El Savador.)

Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, 62, naturalist, Columbia, MO (originally from San Salvador, El Savador.)

Gallery - Verna Laboy, 60, community activist and health educator, Columbia, MO (originally from Hannibal, MO.)

Verna Laboy, 60, community activist and health educator, Columbia, MO (originally from Hannibal, MO.)

Gallery - Maria Montañes, 22, exercise science student at Central Methodist University, lesbian, Fayette, MO (originally from Tarragona, Spain.)

Maria Montañes, 22, exercise science student at Central Methodist University, lesbian, Fayette, MO (originally from Tarragona, Spain.)

Gallery - Sifa Bihomora, 19, musician, born and raised in Columbia, MO, from a Rwandan family who fled the genocide in 1996 to settle in the U.S.

Sifa Bihomora, 19, musician, born and raised in Columbia, MO, from a Rwandan family who fled the genocide in 1996 to settle in the U.S.

Gallery - Patch Robison, 20, retail worker and hobby dog trainer, gender fluid and panromantic, Columbia, MO.

Patch Robison, 20, retail worker and hobby dog trainer, gender fluid and panromantic, Columbia, MO.

Gallery - Alexander King, 22, studying to be a dog trainer, trans, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Alexander King, 22, studying to be a dog trainer, trans, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Gallery - Chimene Schwach, 48, community advocate, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Chimene Schwach, 48, community advocate, Columbia, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Gallery - Hannan Elliott, 21, student in sociology at Central Methodist University, bisexual, Fayette, MO.

Hannan Elliott, 21, student in sociology at Central Methodist University, bisexual, Fayette, MO.

Gallery - L. Lou Davis, 43, artist, small business owner, Columbia, MO (originally from Labelle, MO.) 11/17/17

L. Lou Davis, 43, artist, small business owner, Columbia, MO (originally from Labelle, MO.) 11/17/17

Gallery - Jordan Elliot Richards, 28, medical technologist at Boone Hospital, trans, Columbia, MO (originally from Springfield, MO.)

Jordan Elliot Richards, 28, medical technologist at Boone Hospital, trans, Columbia, MO (originally from Springfield, MO.)

Gallery - Bill Thompson, 67, retired from the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation department, musician, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Bill Thompson, 67, retired from the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation department, musician, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Gallery - Radhia Khenissi, 26, banker, from Columbia, MO, originally from Tunisia. 12/08/17

Radhia Khenissi, 26, banker, from Columbia, MO, originally from Tunisia. 12/08/17

Gallery - Janie Ridgwell, 22, community behavioral specialist with Burrell Behavioral Health, bisexual, Fayette, MO.

Janie Ridgwell, 22, community behavioral specialist with Burrell Behavioral Health, bisexual, Fayette, MO.

Gallery - Emily Day, 21, music major at Central Methodist University, pansexual, Fayette, MO (originally from Wellsville, MO.)

Emily Day, 21, music major at Central Methodist University, pansexual, Fayette, MO (originally from Wellsville, MO.)

Gallery - Ameerah Sanders, 22, graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelors of Arts in English, film-maker and comedian, Columbia, MO (originally from Atlanta, GA.

Ameerah Sanders, 22, graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelors of Arts in English, film-maker and comedian, Columbia, MO (originally from Atlanta, GA.

Gallery - Nina Hampton, 67, retired psychiatric nurse, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Fulton, MO.)

Nina Hampton, 67, retired psychiatric nurse, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Fulton, MO.)

Gallery - Sarah Klaassen, 34, pastor at Rock Bridge Christian Church, Columbia, MO (originally from Whitewater, KS.)

Sarah Klaassen, 34, pastor at Rock Bridge Christian Church, Columbia, MO (originally from Whitewater, KS.)

Gallery - Sierra Key, 16, high school student, pansexual, Boonville, MO.

Sierra Key, 16, high school student, pansexual, Boonville, MO.

Gallery - Suzanne Bagby, 50, activist, from Columbia, MO (originally from Fayette, MO.) 04/17/18

Suzanne Bagby, 50, activist, from Columbia, MO (originally from Fayette, MO.) 04/17/18

Gallery - Ozzy Silva, 43, artist, Columbia, MO, originally from Bogota, Colombia.

Ozzy Silva, 43, artist, Columbia, MO, originally from Bogota, Colombia.

Gallery - Ansel Herrera Garcia, 17, high school student, Mexico, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Ansel Herrera Garcia, 17, estudiante de colegio, Mexico, MO (deOaxaca, Mexico.)

Ansel Herrera Garcia, 17, high school student, Mexico, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Ansel Herrera Garcia, 17, estudiante de colegio, Mexico, MO (deOaxaca, Mexico.)

Gallery - Nina Karma, 27, nursing home caregiver, from Columbia, MO, originally from Togo.

Nina Karma, 27, nursing home caregiver, from Columbia, MO, originally from Togo.

Gallery - Adrian Bisberg, 23, musician and writer, he/him, St Louis, MO, originally from Boulder, CO.

Adrian Bisberg, 23, musician and writer, he/him, St Louis, MO, originally from Boulder, CO.

Gallery - S.A. Billings, 65, retired public transit executive, president of the St Louis Gender Foundation, Jefferson City, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

S.A. Billings, 65, retired public transit executive, president of the St Louis Gender Foundation, Jefferson City, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO.)

Gallery - Elaine Brune, 63, gender non-confirming/gender non-binary, thgey/them, St. Louis, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO).

Elaine Brune, 63, gender non-confirming/gender non-binary, thgey/them, St. Louis, MO (originally from Kansas City, MO).

Gallery - Jay-Marie Hill, 29, they/them, black trans musician and educator, St Louis, MO (originally from Castro Valley, CA.)

Jay-Marie Hill, 29, they/them, black trans musician and educator, St Louis, MO (originally from Castro Valley, CA.)

Gallery - Reyna Hernandez Alvarez, 42, entrepreneur, Mexico, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Reyna Hernandez Alvarez, 42, empresaria, Mexico, MO (de Oaxaca, Mexico.) 02/16/19

Reyna Hernandez Alvarez, 42, entrepreneur, Mexico, MO (originally from Oaxaca, Mexico.) Reyna Hernandez Alvarez, 42, empresaria, Mexico, MO (de Oaxaca, Mexico.) 02/16/19

Gallery - Ayanna Shivers, 47, pastor and educator, Mexico, MO.

Ayanna Shivers, 47, pastor and educator, Mexico, MO.

Gallery - Kevin Smith Jr., 39, father, Columbia, MO (originally from Kalamazoo, MI.) 03/12/19

Kevin Smith Jr., 39, father, Columbia, MO (originally from Kalamazoo, MI.) 03/12/19

Gallery - Karon M. Watson, 66, retired Navy veteran, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Karon M. Watson, 66, retired Navy veteran, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Gerald Hammer, 57, formerly homeless, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gerald Hammer, 57, formerly homeless, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - William Clines, 32, deaf, Columbia, MO (originally from Fort Leonard Wood, MO.) 03/12/19

William Clines, 32, deaf, Columbia, MO (originally from Fort Leonard Wood, MO.) 03/12/19

Gallery - André Jackson, 47, Columbia, MO (originally from Chicago, IL.)

André Jackson, 47, Columbia, MO (originally from Chicago, IL.)

Gallery - Mike Bishop, 53, living with disabilities, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Mike Bishop, 53, living with disabilities, Columbia, MO (originally from Arkansas.)

Gallery - Becky Blackwell, 55, grandmother, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Iowa.)

Becky Blackwell, 55, grandmother, lesbian, Columbia, MO (originally from Iowa.)

Gallery - Deanna Brown, mother, entrepreneur, activist, feminist, domestic violence survivor, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Deanna Brown, mother, entrepreneur, activist, feminist, domestic violence survivor, Columbia, MO (originally from St Louis, MO.)

Gallery - Daimontre Yancy, 19, activist, scholar, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO.

Daimontre Yancy, 19, activist, scholar, entrepreneur, Columbia, MO.

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