Artis+ Storyteller also know as Pearmama
Born in East Los Angeles and raised in Riverside, California, Denise Silva is an indigenous femme, a mother of 6 and a total Pisces sun + moon who loves to explore plant medicine and creating a world of art. In her earlier years, she attended Riverside Community College and then graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in the late 90’s where she studied art + illustration. Motherhood brought Denise back to the Inland Empire to put down roots and raise a family. It was then that she began to immerse herself in community art spaces in downtown Riverside over the past 15 years. As a creative, Denise has also nurtured an online space for women + mothers on Pearmama, which started off as a humble mom blog.