“Since I was a kid, I’ve always felt my life-long work has been about love and possibility. That said, I was born in Newport, Rhode Island into a blue collar, working class family. My grandparents immigrated to America from the Azores Islands, Portugal.
I’m a mix. Artist, author, songwriter, love and inclusion advocate and survivor.
My story is your story, it’s not special, it’s ours together to make sense of, to use and to grow from. There are billions of us on the planet trying to make it, have a better life, live the dream, or perhaps just get through our loss and pain, right?” – excerpt from interview September 2018.
read the interview in entirety here…
About The Artist
Richard is an online writer for the platform The Power of the Heart and Thrive Global. Find his latest book here http://amzn.to/2romrkD. He is the creator of yesrising.com, No Fear Friday (TM), and songwriter at Rick Eva Music. A social change artist, partner of John, lover of sandy beaches, and addicted to 90% dark chocolate, with a bucket list that includes going to the Azores to feel his grandparents land. Peace and Happiness — @yesrising