Tephra Miriam is an avid thought leader, author of the middle-grade novel 'Escape to Clown Town', graphic artist, photographer, musician, producer, and entrepreneur with a passion for change. Tephra grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was 18 years old, where she currently resides. Her search for adventure took her far and wide at a young age and she continues to mentor, learn, work and speak all over the US. Tephra is a firm believer in redefining the way we think and live. She is a wellness advocate and often blogs on organizational development, challenging the status quo and creating a holistic work environment. Tephra believes that creating space in your life to play, imagine and dream is vital in problem-solving, stress management and innovation. As a product of 12 years of homeschooling, Tephra started out at Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois before transferring to DePaul University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in People and Organizations and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration in Fiction and Non-Fiction Media Studies.
"Stories have the power to inspire people to action because they transcend cultural, political, and social divides."9 April 2021
"Imagination leads to innovation."9 April 2021
"We have to foster a willingness to explore further than what we are REQUIRED to know (especially us Millennials) and we need to create time each day to mentally tinker and throw ourselves down the rabbit hole."9 April 2021