Bathsheba!

photos | Kelly Capelli

Luca recently discovered the incredibly talented singer, songwriter and author Bathsheba. A child of the foster care system, she uses her talent to advocate for children lost in the system.

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Born in Indiana, the beautiful Bathsheba Nichole Adams entered the foster care system at the age of 5 and was raised as an adopted child. As a young girl, she was an excellent student and a natural athlete earning her a full ride scholarship in track and field to University of Indiana. Although she graduated with a degree in Law Enforcement, she felt a pull to share her experiences in foster care with others through her talents.

Bathsheba has done just that in mentoring, motivational speaking, music and writing about the foster care system. Her first book titled, Eyes Like Mine, depicts her personal struggles and challenges with the system. The book's title also shares the name of an organization founded by Bathsheba called the Eyes Like Mine Foundation, a non-for profit organization that is committed to ensuring all foster youth impacted by the foster care system have safe, healthy, and nurturing lives. Bathsheba explains, "Eyes Like Mine Foundation uses the proper resources to be an outlet and support system for foster and adopted children who feel invisible, alone, or helpless and need nurturing, guidance, and support. Whether it's toiletries, clothes, food, job placements, toys, mentoring, counseling, and much more, but most of all it's Love."

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Her first musical venture, the album Out Of The Fire, provides an outlet for Bathsheba's early hurdles. Her music has an inviting combination of R&B, dance, neo soul dub-step, and hip-hop vibes and is layered with powerful lyrics. Deeply personal, the ten track album is both raw and inspirational.

Ultimately, Bathsheba's goal is to continuously collaborate on projects with those who share the drive to help people while crossing all boundaries with no exception to age, class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, education, and culture. Passionate about inspiring people from all elements of life through sharing her own experiences, the multi-talented up-and-comer has aspirations to write a screenplay and maybe one day direct on the big screen. Keep an eye on Bathsheba...she's only just beginning!

Learn more about her Eyes Like Mine organization at their website here: https://www.eyeslikemineinc.org/