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Beautiful on the Inside,Making HerStory

From Broken Spirit to Spoken Word

By Laura Roth

 As Melessa and I finished interviewing Terry McDaniel (read that post here), she told us about Karla Smith, a spoken word artist whose day job is running a photography studio where Terry often works when styling photos.  We met up with Karla at her work and loved learning about her inspiration to become an artist, as well as how she overcame some incredible challenges as a young mother and artist, and how they have influenced her now, as an older mother with an adopted two-year-old son!

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Reaching Out

Kids Race Against Cancer

This weekend was the fifth annual Kids Race Against Cancer.  My oldest daughter, Haley, founded the race five years ago, at the ripe old age of eight, to fulfill a service requirement for a church youth program.  I had just run my first 5K, and she knew that the funds raised for that race went to charity.  So, when her booklet suggested to “plan and complete your own activity to serve others,” she immediately announced, “I’m gonna plan a race for kids to raise money for cancer research!”

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