Author Valley Haggard inspired us to turn our "sh*t into gold." She shared how words have defined her life's journey and encouraged us to share our stories because you never know how they may impact the lives of others. "Writing might be the one chance at alchemy we have in our lifetime. Take the raw, ugly, messy sh*t of your life and turn it into art. Turn it into an experience that could help someone else."

Venue: VCU Brandcenter  |  Videography: Miles Coulton-Thompson  |  Photography: Lauren Cronan