Bernard Hankins is a philosopher, musician, spoken word poet, and creative catalyst. Originally from Chesapeake, VA, he currently lives in Charlottesville where he teaches workshops on creative identity-inspiring others to discover their ultimate purpose. In 2015, Bernard was the Tedx Charlottesville Open Mic winner and Tedx Charlottesville closing speaker. Bernard was an educator at Albemarle High School (2016-2022) in Charlottesville, VA where he co-taught A3 House, an audio production class that focused on music creation and podcast production.