Bee Walker is a photographer living in New York City.
What moments do you strive to create in your life?
I strive to live in peace and to stay restful in the midst of my life which actually takes a lot of effort. I take time daily to build strength and a clear mind through meditation, prayer, and physical activity. It’s been the method through which I’m able to maintain a clear perspective and be most effective as a person.
In what ways have you become the woman you've always wanted to be? How has your idea of that woman changed over time?
In middle school and high school, I used to dream about a creative life in New York City, and that dream came true. I imagined that I’d be effortlessly chic like my mother, smart, and successful. I still have that idea in my mind and hope that I can embody those characteristics.
I’m working to become a more truthful image-maker and storyteller. I’m less interested in becoming something outside of myself, and committed to mining my real life.
If you could pick any mentor any time who would it be?
Michelle Obama. She’s intelligent, educated, successful, a wife, and a mother. She has all those qualities, and she's a woman of this era who understands the pressures and possibilities for young women today.
What have you changed or done in your life that helps you to thrive?
I recently changed my diet to focus on whole foods. I cut out junk and sugar, and replaced them with full meals, exercise, and as many hours of sleep as I can get. It's changed everything for the better. I'm also challenging myself to be more honest, more direct, and a better communicator. That's definitely helping my relationships thrive.
What's your current curiosity?
I am always curious about at least ten things at one time. Right now, the big ones are entrepreneurship, Italy (I'm making my first trip there next month), and distance running (I'm working to increase my daily distance — it's intense!)
PHOTO BY TIM HOUT
Bee wears the Plata Ruffle Dress, which can be found at Moda Operandi