Yolanda learned to sew from her Grandmother at a very young age. She can remember sitting on the front porch and watching her Grandma sew. It started a fire in her soul that has been with her throughout her life and continues to serve her as a form of therapy. She recalls being good at art in high school, even being named “best artist” her senior year. However, it wasn’t until recently that she was urged to use visual arts media again at H*Art Gallery that her love of art has been renewed. Being creative through sewing and art-making help her battle the depression that largely stems from an unhealthy relationship that lead to domestic violence. Yolanda is trying to take her life back and hopes to be able to one day realize her dream of creating fashion. She is currently living outside of Atlanta, caring for a loved one.