Pamuela Halliwell

Pamuela Halliwell grew up in sunny California. As a graduate of University of California, San Diego, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, active duty and retired military veteran community for close to ten years.  As a Black transgender woman, Pamuela feels compelled to illustrate characters that represent the diversity in the Black community while also advocating for Black mental health, reducing stigma, community space, and finding our light to shine through the dark.

Grieving Still : Finding the Other Side

Loosely influenced by a series of true events that have occurred including the shooting deaths of unarmed African Americans and the growing pandemic of Black transgender women killed in the United States, Grieving Still seeks to explore how we as African Americans cope with ongoing fear, mourning, trauma porn, expected and unexpected loss and how we try to "Find the Other Side" while grappling with intersectionality in our multidimensional lives. Living in a society where you are still judged for who you are and the melanin in your skin, Grieving Still takes us through how we can all find our ancestral light to shine through.