Kyle Yearwood • TEDxMidAtlantic
Finding your voice through art, online
In 2014, Kyle Yearwood began creating and publishing visual art online, reflecting on his experience growing up in Baltimore, Maryland. He began releasing his surrealistic self-portraits on Instagram along with captivating captions centered around self-love, self-empowerment, and magic. After one of his posts captured the attention of millions on the platform, Kyle was featured on various outlets, such as ABC2News, The Baltimore Sun, Afropunk, and Essence. Kyle’s viral path to success is evidence of the growing importance of social media presence and how it can not only make a career, but also make an impact. Kyle credits his journey of overcoming depression as the key to unlocking his passion and purpose. Kyle's daring, imaginative work has since been featured in exhibitions around the United States.