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TIM MEGGINSON

Comedian/Actor

“Strength beyond measure,” is the phrase actor and comedian, Tim Megginson used to describe Baltimore’s African American community. “In Baltimore City, we learn at a young age to be tough and to have a thick skin--strength beyond measure.” Growing up Megginson lived in many neighborhoods, “As a foster care alum, I've lived all over Baltimore…but I didn’t really grow until I moved to East Baltimore in the Northwood area. Shout out to Chinquapin Middle and City College High School--#Omibus!” When asked what it means to be black in Baltimore, he offered a unique perspective, “I guess firstly, it means we are beautiful…we are the majority which means we are the most impactful and impacted…We are the stereotype, but we also are the conduit to change those stereotypes into positivity. We are style. We are swag. We are light.” Whether on stage or at a comedy bar, Tim uses the power of laughter to shape those around him. “I am just someone trying to spread joy and laughter to a community where healing is much needed. Laughter is medicinal and I'm just doing my part by filling out these prescriptions”.

Free to laugh, free to smile. Free to be yourself. To me, AFRAM provides a time to feel FREE