Female Heroes of Color: Moriah Peters
When I think Moriah Peters, I think brave.
This is a girl who's stood up in the face of culture and pursued God's kingdom instead.She is constantly, unapologetically after His heart and we just think she embodies what it means to make #ADifferentKindOfNoise. Check out some of her lyrics from her new song, Brave:
I know I know I'm no superwoman
But impossible is possible with You
So no, no, no more running, no more hiding
Strike the fire so I'll be fearless too
And make me
I'll fight like a soldier
Rise like a warrior
Won't stop till the final day
I want to be stronger
Gonna be bolder
Look up and I see the way
You make me brave
I mean, come on! This girl is a real hero and we were so excited to be able to catch up with her and ask her a few of our burning questions!
1.) What does it mean to be brave?
In order to be BRAVE, you have to be afraid and in order to be afraid you have to risk! I believe we were created to do the things that seem daunting and impossible. It’s in the moments that scare us most that we find rescue.
2.) Why is it important that we highlight heroes of color?
Well, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a woman without color. Even the fairest of complexions have a blend of beautiful and subtle shades. Funnily enough, white light happens to be the presence of every color at once! I think that says something about celebrating our differences as equally important. Although our families or neighborhoods may be filled with people who look the same, the world is a mixture of every shape, size and color. Whenever I meet someone who speaks, looks or acts differently than I do, I see it as an opportunity to be inspired by new ways of being brave!
3.) Growing up, who was your hero and why?
I’ve had several different heroes throughout my 24 years of life. As a little girl, I always looked up to my dad. I wanted to be as intelligent, funny and musical as him. In a lot of ways, I do believe I reflect him in what I believe and how I speak and I couldn’t be happier to be a reflection of him. As an adult, I look to women who are making change and causing waves in the worlds of fashion, art and politics. Women behind movements like He for She, The Giving Keys and Darling Magazine. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized that there will never be a single person whom we agree with completely but there is always something we can agree on with anybody.
4.) What's the bravest thing you've ever done?
The bravest things I’ve done have always involved leaving a comfortable situation. I was ready to be a full time student when I had my first offers as a recording artist in Nashville. It was terrifying to leave my family, friends and life in California to pursue a dream in Tennessee, but I’m so happy I did it! In a similar way, allowing myself to fall in love at 20 years old was something I was so afraid of but my life has been richer and I’ve felt stronger since marrying my husband, Joel.