100 Creatives

Jaclyn Roessel of Phoenix's Heard Museum: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 42. Jaclyn Roessel.

It's hard to define Jaclyn Roessel's creative life with one word. But if she had to pick, she might choose "explorer."

"I am constantly exploring my existence as a modern asdzaan Diné (Navajo woman)," Jaclyn Roessel says. "And all I do whether as a blogger, museum professional, podcast host, greeting card [company] owner, philanthropist, photographer, or advocate is fueled by the power of my culture and the strength my family provides me."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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