COMMUNITY KILLAS - MECOH BAIN

the first thing you'll notice about Mecoh... her KINDNESS; this one has a light inside of her that seeks to know YOU + her heart is resonate in her words, her presence + her creative work. her nominator described as HUMBLE, STRONG + JOYFUL, characteristics that we feel are both present + FELT deeply in all that she pursues + how she shows up in the world.

artist, photographer, coach + mother to X - this multi-hyphenate woman shares her HEART-work all over this city. from support local business to working in community - this one has a unique ability to capture + CREATE those magic moments.

we've had the pleasure of working with Mecoh + witnessing first-hand her unique EYE + talented vision on our latest STAY WILD campaign. Mecoh has a super-power in seeing beauty in all of us + we think it is exactly the medicine we ALL need.

HOW CAN BE PEOPLE BEST SUPPORT YOU + THE WORK THAT YOU DO?

M: follow me on Instagram, start a conversation with me, share my work, hire me.

WHAT ARE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE OUR CITY?

M: collective, vibrant + welcoming.

WHAT DOES 'ELEVATING COMMUNITY' MEAN TO YOU?

M: elevating community to me means focusing on community members that have traditionally been overlooked. my photography work is my gift to elevate community. I want to give a platform + voice to those who have historically been overlooked. as a woman of color, I feel the responsibility to shift the narrative + bring diversity + representation of the BIPOC + LGBTQ2IA+ communities to the forefront. 

WHAT IS YOUR HEART + SOUL MEDICINE ? [AKA: YOUR SELF-LOVE REMEDIES]

M: my self-love remedies would include; coffee, lighting a P+F Los Angeles incense, reading a book, or packing my bag to travel far far away, shopping for plants (recently took up gardening), or moving my body on a walk or bike ride while listening to a podcast.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVE YYC RESTAURANT ?

M: Lola’s Kitchen in the NE. a local family owned filipino take-out/catering restaurant that has been a staple for X + I for as long as I can remember. when we visit, X runs into the back of the kitchen to hug Lola + she always greets us with a smile. her food is delicious + it reminds me of my childhood.

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"my fav track is Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce. our family can be caught belting the lyrics in the car with the girls instantly dancing when they hear it playing. it brings us all instant happiness."

 

CONNECT WITH MECOH:

@MECOHBAIN

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