“I had two amazing parents that let me dream and see things in a different way,” Timothy said, reflecting on her early dreams to leave Bulgaria for America. “I saw colors when gray was present, when black was all around. They believed in me and my dream.”
Eva Timothy was raised in Bulgaria behind the Iron Curtain where creativity was stamped out rather than encouraged. But her father prized creativity over uniformity and took a stance by painting the Beatles on one of the walls in their home — something he could have been arrested for doing.
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