Misty Anne Upham
JULY 6, 1982 – OCTOBER 16, 2014
My life started on Tuesday, July 6, 1982 the same as Misty Upham.
I've always found interesting to know of having a shared birthday. Back to my childhood I recall knowing that I shared a birthday with Nancy Reagan and Merv Griffin. I had no idea who Merv Griffin was the time. Nancy Reagan? Absolutely. Years later I also heard of President George W. Bush's same July 9th birthday during his second year in office. Presidential birthday?, definitely cool.
Flash forward to the age of the internet. One can simply review every single day of the year on Wikipedia, thus one can review all births compared to their own. This summer I wanted to mark my 32nd birthday by looking up my fellow July 6 birthdays. Along with Misty, Brandon Jacobs, (New York Giants Running Back) Tay Zonday (Actor/Producer of "Chocolate Rain"), Bree Roberston (Australian gymnast) were all born on July 6, 1982.
While sending birthday wishes to my fellow July 6 birthdays, Misty was the only to respond. It was very nice of her to retweet my July 6th birthday graphic. It definitely gave me an extra smile on my birthday. While I didn't get the chance to meet Misty in person, I cherish our shared birthday and brief connect through Twitter.
From our shared birthday, I felt compelled to honor Misty's life and career. In our digitally connected lives, I feel there is a genuine sense to find real connections to each other in this world. Those moments, coincidences, and experiences that bids us together as a collective humanity. As a celebration of her life, Below are a collection of her career moments and life experiences through her own tweets. From Animal Rights to Native American issues Misty championed these causes and used social media to bring awareness.
"Create, Don't sleep." - Misty Upham. Words to live by.
Rollercoaster! pic.twitter.com/2aNU8ZkHDp— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) April 19, 2013
Love you Amie R Hill!!!! <3 pic.twitter.com/lHf1Jfa1Ty— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) January 3, 2014
World trade center memorial pic.twitter.com/3Nmb8cV374— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) April 9, 2013
Hey Boos! Wearing Native made earrings by M&K Fine Native American Beaded Jewelry to the Hollywood Film Awards!!! pic.twitter.com/ogBazED1To— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) October 11, 2013
Was just given this beautiful silver and turquoise bracelet by an elder. Will change the world! pic.twitter.com/MbzpAUEs— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) January 4, 2013
Liza!!! pic.twitter.com/kguex9ugPL— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) March 12, 2014
Will 😎 pic.twitter.com/ANL0lNZSOV— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) January 25, 2014
Cannes pic.twitter.com/XhvKoE7H7n— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) May 29, 2013
Me and Meryl without make-up after a 13 hour day. pic.twitter.com/MxUQV7HA— Misty Upham (@MistyUpham) December 2, 2012