Artist Frances Nelson stands surrounded by her art piece titled "Meanders," an interpretation of one of the old meanders of the Duwamish River created out of layers of suspended fabric, during Duwamish Revealed, a three month creative celebration of Seattle's only river, Friday, July 17, 2015. Nelson's piece is located at South Seattle College's Georgetown campus, and is one of the many outdoor art installations, performances, and community activities that are free to the public. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Time)
Dr. Edward Taylor, provost of the University of Washington (Sy Bean / The Hechinger Report)
41-year-old MMA fighter Cindy Hales at the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts School in Redmond, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The 41-year-old fighter last fought in 2008, and will compete again for the first time this Saturday. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Raven Heavy Runner, a Native American who identifies as Two-Spirit, which is an early equivalent of LGBTQ that played a ceremonial role in some Native American tribes, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Although much of the understanding of this identity has been lost due to cultural assimilation, there has been a resurgence since the 1990s. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Central District resident and Metro Bus Driver Shavon Hayes raises her fist in solidarity with protestors who blocked traffic, including her bus, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle, Thursday, July 21, 2016.
(Left to right) Bryce Hoisington of Vashon High School, Kaylene Pang of Issaquah High School, Salvon Ahmed of Juanita High School, Mina Duong of Monroe High school, and Jalen Woodward of Seattle Prep, for the Seattle Times Star Times portrait project in Bothell, Nov. 23, 2015. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Steve Galatro, Executive Director of the Pratt Fine Arts Center (Sy Bean / Seattle University)
Laurie Hamen, J.D., the ninth president of Mount Mercy University (Sy Bean / The Gazette)
At the University of Washington, where big lecture classes can easily number 500 students, Mariama Suwaneh is often the only black student in class. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Courtney Weaver, a musician and lifelong domestic violence survivor, advocates and uses music to overcome domestic violence, at the Columbia City Theater, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Weaver was shot several times by her boyfriend, including in her face, and had reconstructive surgery. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Harpist Megan Bledsoe Ward, at the downtown Seattle Public Library.
The Laugh Class at Harborview Medical Center, taught by Tita Begashaw. (Sy Bean / Seattle Refined)