gloria a. bernard
Gloria A. Bernard has a wealth of experience as a creative arts therapist. Prior to receiving her MA in Art Therapy from New York University in 2010, she worked overseas in East Africa for over a year with two healing arts organizations: Project Focus and In Movement: Art for social change. Gloria received a certification in teaching Kundalini yoga, which focuses on breath work and meditation. Gloria utilizes this training in her current therapeutic work at Chicago Read Mental Health Center.
charles “thrills” bryant
Chicago Hip-Hop artist “Thrills” ( born Charles Dion Bryant) was raised in Evanston and schooled at San Diego City College in California. He began his musical journey at an early age, and like most kids, he played various sports to keep himself off the streets. His parents were a great influence by encouraging him to stay in school and work hard toward his goals. After serving four years in the Navy, including being a Gulf War veteran, he decided to remain in California and develop his musical career. In 2004, he was part of a documentary called, “Rhyme Spitters” about underground rap battles. Today, Thrills is working with producer Phil “Absurdbeats” Alexander, and putting out music on his own label, Mayday Hillman Inc.