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Name: Charlie McCoy

Age: 50

Occupation: Artist and jewelry maker, retired cosmetologist 

From: Born and raised on the Northside

Favorite thing about the First Coast: The sense of community

"Born and raised on the Northside, it reminds you of what you hear when people talk about village living. How everybody took care of everybody. It didn't matter if the neighbor's mom or the neighbor's dad or the neighbor's grandparents said something to you, that was law. Everybody took care of everybody in the neighborhood and it caused growth. You know, we had our own businesses. They flourished and it was just the development of beauty and strength and culture." 

To see more of McCoy's wearable art, visit her Etsy shop.