Heather is an artist, inspirational speaker, activist, and poet. In her poems, you will encounter flows that speak to the variety of intersections that she lives out of, including her multiracial ethnicity (Jamaican, Metis, and Irish), charismatic Christian roots, female gender identity, and queer orientation.
Heather recognizes that throughout history, differences have divided, isolated, and distorted our connection with others. But when we see how Christ celebrates diversity, making room for all of the varying colours of the rainbow at his table, the invitation is that we too could faithfully love others at our tables of difference.
Heather envisions a world where all people have equitable access to holistic healing and growth in the spiritual community. She has actively committed to creating spaces that prioritize exploration, programming, public events, and arts for all people, especially Queer, Black, and Indigenous People, and People of Colour (BIPOC) through her varying volunteer initiatives.
After years of Pastoring in evangelical churches, Heather now works as a Manager for a boutique events firm and spends her nights writing poetry, hosting queer slams, volunteering at a Gay-Christian organization, and exploring the city with the beautiful people in her life.
Connect with her on Instagram at @heatsbeam or her website: www.heatherbeamish.com.