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And one more, simply because he's growing too fast.
All of a sudden the baby cheeks are gone, he's up two sizes in clothing and he goes through shoes at an alarming rate. I watched him navigate the school tonight, pointing out his work in the halls and saw the easy rapport with his peers. He talks about math with excitement, has incredible penmanship and draws his way through reams of paper.
I miss the baby he was but, love the kid he is now.
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#mygeorge #slowdown #storiesmatter #motherhoodrising #secondgrade #lovethiskid #boomeveryday2017 #ohmyheart
And one more, simply because he's growing too fast. All of a sudden the baby cheeks are gone, he's up two sizes in clothing and he goes through shoes at an alarming rate. I watched him navigate the school tonight, pointing out his work in the halls and saw the easy rapport with his peers. He talks about math with excitement, has incredible penmanship and draws his way through reams of paper. I miss the baby he was but, love the kid he is now. . #mygeorge  #slowdown  #storiesmatter  #motherhoodrising  #secondgrade  #lovethiskid  #boomeveryday2017  #ohmyheart 
And here they are @greenetealily Tamara and Bo. Words cannot express how simply beautiful and sweet this rustic wedding was in the NC mountains. Surrounded by friends, family, home made paper cranes, and a foggy morning these two had nothing but joy and tears from all of us who watched. .
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#weddingphotography #weddingstories #weddingphotos #rusticwedding #bridal #bridaldress #naturallight #skinglowing #romance #fallwedding #ncmountains #ncphotographer #travelphotographer #travelphotography #destinationwedding #portraits #peopleportraits #peoplestories #storiesmatter #tellstories #weddingstories
And here they are @greenetealily Tamara and Bo. Words cannot express how simply beautiful and sweet this rustic wedding was in the NC mountains. Surrounded by friends, family, home made paper cranes, and a foggy morning these two had nothing but joy and tears from all of us who watched. . . . #weddingphotography  #weddingstories  #weddingphotos  #rusticwedding  #bridal  #bridaldress  #naturallight  #skinglowing  #romance  #fallwedding  #ncmountains  #ncphotographer  #travelphotographer  #travelphotography  #destinationwedding  #portraits  #peopleportraits  #peoplestories  #storiesmatter  #tellstories  #weddingstories 
"Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life." Omar Khayyam

Another new portrait from an upcoming campaign for @leaflyons 
Their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave, is next Friday night at Planet Bluegrass.  Admission by donation
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#brave #strong #powerful #inspiration #motivation #love #omfproject #family #hugs #artheals #communityart #inspirational #LEAFrocks #ravetothegrave #kindnessinLyons
#storiesmatter #community #smiles #planetbluegrass #familyphotography #quotestoliveby
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." Omar Khayyam Another new portrait from an upcoming campaign for @leaflyons Their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave, is next Friday night at Planet Bluegrass. Admission by donation . . #brave  #strong  #powerful  #inspiration  #motivation  #love  #omfproject  #family  #hugs  #artheals  #communityart  #inspirational  #LEAFrocks  #ravetothegrave  #kindnessinLyons  #storiesmatter  #community  #smiles  #planetbluegrass  #familyphotography  #quotestoliveby 
We all love to listen to what the wise has to say right? 
Happy Friday!!
We all love to listen to what the wise has to say right? Happy Friday!!
A good quote + good art inspires good work.

As I was sorting through the weird bits and pieces of my life, I found five extras of these cards from letterpress legend #amoskennedy. 🙌 He spoke at #MisfitCon 2014 and gifted the crowd these gorgeous one-of-a-kind prints. I’ve treasured them ever since. 
The thing about art, though, is that it deserves to be seen and loved. It’s a damn tragedy to tuck it in a drawer, shut off from a world that desperately needs more goodness. 
If you need a bit of inspo, DM me your address and I’ll pop one of these beauties in the mail.
#damnitfeelsgoodtobeamisfit
A good quote + good art inspires good work. As I was sorting through the weird bits and pieces of my life, I found five extras of these cards from letterpress legend #amoskennedy . 🙌 He spoke at #MisfitCon  2014 and gifted the crowd these gorgeous one-of-a-kind prints. I’ve treasured them ever since. The thing about art, though, is that it deserves to be seen and loved. It’s a damn tragedy to tuck it in a drawer, shut off from a world that desperately needs more goodness. If you need a bit of inspo, DM me your address and I’ll pop one of these beauties in the mail. #damnitfeelsgoodtobeamisfit 
This beautiful book is now available on Amazon! Written by Sue Doherty (www.storiesmatter.com) @suestoriesmatter Sue licensed the use of my painting Crush for the cover of Dancing With Your Baby... a perfect fit! It has been a pleasure working with Sue. And the book is receiving high reviews, check it out! ❤ #suedoherty #storiesmatter #dancingwithyourbaby #kmberggrenart #motherhoodart #motherhoodbook
We had the pleasure of hosting Mayor Pro Tem @vilylesclt at today’s community lunch and learn where I work. Our series is called Stories Matter and it was certainly a privilege to hear hers. #govote #clt #storiesmatter #community
We had the pleasure of hosting Mayor Pro Tem @vilylesclt at today’s community lunch and learn where I work. Our series is called Stories Matter and it was certainly a privilege to hear hers. #govote  #clt  #storiesmatter  #community 
Now I know sometimes we "real" Artists turn our noses up at "fake art from Home Goods", but this bicycle really stole my heart and (just between you and me) I ALMOST bought it. 💖😂 I mean why not? Somebody somewhere painted this, right? 🤷🏾‍♀️🤔😘
Now I know sometimes we "real" Artists turn our noses up at "fake art from Home Goods", but this bicycle really stole my heart and (just between you and me) I ALMOST bought it. 💖😂 I mean why not? Somebody somewhere painted this, right? 🤷🏾‍♀️🤔😘
Delighted to share with you all that our recent partner village of Vutideke released 6 trafficked children to our Mercy Project staff this morning! We are humbled and grateful for the chance to bring freedom and education and family back to these 6. Please join us in celebrating their lives today, and on their behalf, thank you for making this newfound freedom a reality in Ghana!
Delighted to share with you all that our recent partner village of Vutideke released 6 trafficked children to our Mercy Project staff this morning! We are humbled and grateful for the chance to bring freedom and education and family back to these 6. Please join us in celebrating their lives today, and on their behalf, thank you for making this newfound freedom a reality in Ghana!
Today is the National Day on Writing. Now is the time to tell everyone #WhyIWrite!
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#writersprogram #writersofinstagram #amwriting #writeon #keepwriting #writingmotivation #writinginspiration #storiesmatter
This in my inbox this morning from @elephantjournal : "Soft front, strong back. Raw heart, good head and shoulders: the peaceful warrior does not avoid fear or confusion, but bravely opens with a tender sense of humor about herself." they sure do know how to get it right. 💖 Happy morning peeps!!!!
This in my inbox this morning from @elephantjournal : "Soft front, strong back. Raw heart, good head and shoulders: the peaceful warrior does not avoid fear or confusion, but bravely opens with a tender sense of humor about herself." they sure do know how to get it right. 💖 Happy morning peeps!!!!
During She Speaks Stories we have a little weekly snippet within the Podcast about a life completely-overwhelmingly changed by Jesus. This woman is one of them. Her life, her shame, her destiny changed by one moment with Jesus. #jesuschangeseverything #podcast #shespeaksstories #storiesmatter
Pieces of me strewn all around this world.
Some were cleaved from me, others torn, smashed, burned, even macerated.
Every time I bled as the labels were attached.
Too much. Not enough. Ugly. Dumb. Weird. Damaged. Crazy. Slut. Fat.
Who knew words held so much weight.
Like breathing without taking in any air, choking silently.
In no time, I was the one carving my own skin.
Or I'd swallow it down.
Trying to forget who I was.
Going until there were only shadows left.
I was done. Dusted. In pieces.
Sinking without hope.
Until somewhere in the murky darkness, the light found me again.
Resurrection felt different than I thought it would.
No skies parting, just incinerating, until I was white hot clean.
A transfusion of love to overcome the hate.
The words don't hurt the same anymore.
#life #words #piecesofme #mywords #writeyourheart #knowthyself #writeitout #healyourheart #mywordsmatter #yourstorymatters #poet #poem #labels #darkness #writer #writersofig #poetsofig #storiesmatter #doesnthurtanymore #resurrection #lifelessons #yourlifeisyourart #mylifeismyart
Pieces of me strewn all around this world. Some were cleaved from me, others torn, smashed, burned, even macerated. Every time I bled as the labels were attached. Too much. Not enough. Ugly. Dumb. Weird. Damaged. Crazy. Slut. Fat. Who knew words held so much weight. Like breathing without taking in any air, choking silently. In no time, I was the one carving my own skin. Or I'd swallow it down. Trying to forget who I was. Going until there were only shadows left. I was done. Dusted. In pieces. Sinking without hope. Until somewhere in the murky darkness, the light found me again. Resurrection felt different than I thought it would. No skies parting, just incinerating, until I was white hot clean. A transfusion of love to overcome the hate. The words don't hurt the same anymore. #life  #words  #piecesofme  #mywords  #writeyourheart  #knowthyself  #writeitout  #healyourheart  #mywordsmatter  #yourstorymatters  #poet  #poem  #labels  #darkness  #writer  #writersofig  #poetsofig  #storiesmatter  #doesnthurtanymore  #resurrection  #lifelessons  #yourlifeisyourart  #mylifeismyart 
What story do you see?
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🎶🎵Out of this world.🎵🎶
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#storieseverywhere #storiesmatter #art #chihuly #seattle #traveldiaries #travel #wanderlust
Just keep swimming family ❤️ I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming powerful stories for @leaflyons for their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave.  We're putting the final touches on the films, and I can't wait for you to meet Jamie!  She's a total rockstar! 
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm at Planet Bluegrass.  Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. 
Admission by donation
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#brave #strong #powerful #inspiration #motivation #love #omfproject #family #hugs #artheals #communityart #inspirational #LEAFrocks #ravetothegrave #kindnessinLyons
#storiesmatter #community #smiles #messagetotheworld
Just keep swimming family ❤️ I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming powerful stories for @leaflyons for their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. We're putting the final touches on the films, and I can't wait for you to meet Jamie! She's a total rockstar! Mark your calendar for Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm at Planet Bluegrass. Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. Admission by donation . . #brave  #strong  #powerful  #inspiration  #motivation  #love  #omfproject  #family  #hugs  #artheals  #communityart  #inspirational  #LEAFrocks  #ravetothegrave  #kindnessinLyons  #storiesmatter  #community  #smiles  #messagetotheworld 
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu

I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming powerful stories for @leaflyons for their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave.  We're putting the final touches on the films, and I can't wait for you to meet Jamie!  She's a total rockstar! 
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm at Planet Bluegrass.  Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. 
Admission by donation
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#brave #strong #powerful #inspiration #motivation #love #omfproject #family #hugs #artheals #communityart #inspirational #LEAFrocks #ravetothegrave #kindnessinLyons
#storiesmatter #community #smiles
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming powerful stories for @leaflyons for their annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. We're putting the final touches on the films, and I can't wait for you to meet Jamie! She's a total rockstar! Mark your calendar for Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm at Planet Bluegrass. Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. Admission by donation . . #brave  #strong  #powerful  #inspiration  #motivation  #love  #omfproject  #family  #hugs  #artheals  #communityart  #inspirational  #LEAFrocks  #ravetothegrave  #kindnessinLyons  #storiesmatter  #community  #smiles 
Happy New Moon, folks. ✨ 🌙
Happy New Moon, folks. ✨ 🌙
I realized my love for story telling at a very young age.  I was always writing in my journals and enjoyed connecting with people by way of having deep and meaningful conversations. I was always curious to know about where people came from, their personal journeys, and aspirations. What I perceived to be curiosity then- would turn into my life's purpose/passion.

My first internship was at #WHDH in Boston as a Production Assistant for the show: #UrbanUpdate.  That show is actually still around. That is where I caught the bug.  I was immediately  hired at the end of my internship as the News Gathering Producer- I stayed with WHDH for about 5 years. I went on to work for #Channel5, #NewEnglandCableNews in Boston.  Also, #Fox5 and #BET Networks in Washington DC. 
It wasn't until 4 years ago that I decided to create my own show entitled #LuceInspiration.  I wanted to showcase positive stories, I wanted to get to the meat of what makes people tick.  My mission is to continue to tell stories from the lens of optimism.  I wanted to simply see more positive media, so I created it!

I also published my first book : #PeacesOfFreedom which is my way of sharing with the world how instrumental writing is to our healing. 
The journey can get lonely, exhausting, and you will often question 'why you are doing it'. Here is what I learned in my journey, I do it because I have been called to do this.  I do it because the mission is greater than myself.  I hope that you find that thing that makes you come alive! #Entrepreneurship #journalism #positivemedia #storiesmatter #journaling #blogging #socialjustice #filmakers #storytellers #dreamers #creators #artists
I realized my love for story telling at a very young age. I was always writing in my journals and enjoyed connecting with people by way of having deep and meaningful conversations. I was always curious to know about where people came from, their personal journeys, and aspirations. What I perceived to be curiosity then- would turn into my life's purpose/passion. My first internship was at #WHDH  in Boston as a Production Assistant for the show: #UrbanUpdate . That show is actually still around. That is where I caught the bug. I was immediately hired at the end of my internship as the News Gathering Producer- I stayed with WHDH for about 5 years. I went on to work for #Channel5 , #NewEnglandCableNews  in Boston. Also, #Fox5  and #BET  Networks in Washington DC. It wasn't until 4 years ago that I decided to create my own show entitled #LuceInspiration . I wanted to showcase positive stories, I wanted to get to the meat of what makes people tick. My mission is to continue to tell stories from the lens of optimism. I wanted to simply see more positive media, so I created it! I also published my first book : #PeacesOfFreedom  which is my way of sharing with the world how instrumental writing is to our healing. The journey can get lonely, exhausting, and you will often question 'why you are doing it'. Here is what I learned in my journey, I do it because I have been called to do this. I do it because the mission is greater than myself. I hope that you find that thing that makes you come alive! #Entrepreneurship  #journalism  #positivemedia  #storiesmatter  #journaling  #blogging  #socialjustice  #filmakers  #storytellers  #dreamers  #creators  #artists 
#tbt to hosting and performing at Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's. Working artist life. Creative life. Storytelling life... sometimes storytelling means throwing some glitter and glamour on it and showing folks what you're made of.
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#wolffemme #doingthings #burlesque
#artygirl #artsyfartsy #storiesmatter #creativewierdo #everydayglamour #everydaymagic
#tbt  to hosting and performing at Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's. Working artist life. Creative life. Storytelling life... sometimes storytelling means throwing some glitter and glamour on it and showing folks what you're made of. - - - - - #artheart  #storyteller  #expression  #workingartist  #creativelife  #performing  #visioning  #fabfemme  #playwright  #wolffemme  #doingthings  #burlesque  #artygirl  #artsyfartsy  #storiesmatter  #creativewierdo  #everydayglamour  #everydaymagic 
We had a great time with @coldfire_brewing! Thank you Stephen for a fun Tap spotlight!

If you didn't make it out on Tuesday, we still have yummy Coldfire beers on draft to enjoy!! Cheers!

#beerstories #communitynotcompetition #craftbeervancouverwa #craftbeer #DiscoverVanUsa #berad #brewcouver #VanWa #pnw #stories #storiesmatter #ORBeer #Eugene #Oregon #Vancouver #pnwonderland #Vancouver #Washington #visitvancouverusa #tapspotlight #beer #love
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -Nelson Mandela
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -Nelson Mandela
“I never had a position in SGA before this year. I decided on a whim to try to “be the change” as Gandhi says. And I think that’s what I want to do with my life: make a difference. After high school, I want to go to FSU and major in political science, and get into lobbying; maybe one day even state government. But right now I work for the students. I think a main part of my job is to make my peers “think”. I truly believe I’ve done that with the fun-fact of the day segment. Every day after the daily announcements, people come up to me to ask if it’s really true: “Did you know in Japan they have square watermelons? Did you know quarters have 119 ridges?” Just like the fun-facts I say during the daily announcements, my future is full of surprises.” .
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#storiesmatter #lionsofleon #lionsofleonhigh #humansofnewyork #hony #lol #journalism
“I never had a position in SGA before this year. I decided on a whim to try to “be the change” as Gandhi says. And I think that’s what I want to do with my life: make a difference. After high school, I want to go to FSU and major in political science, and get into lobbying; maybe one day even state government. But right now I work for the students. I think a main part of my job is to make my peers “think”. I truly believe I’ve done that with the fun-fact of the day segment. Every day after the daily announcements, people come up to me to ask if it’s really true: “Did you know in Japan they have square watermelons? Did you know quarters have 119 ridges?” Just like the fun-facts I say during the daily announcements, my future is full of surprises.” . . . . . . . #storiesmatter  #lionsofleon  #lionsofleonhigh  #humansofnewyork  #hony  #lol  #journalism 
I really love that the #muralarts program is exploring monuments and asking questions about why do #monuments mean and what should they mean for us today? @monument_lab #monumentlab -
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 #discoverphl #phl #ig_philly #whyilovephilly #phillyscape #everydayphilly #howphillyseesphilly #myphillyphoto #unum #storiesmatter #history #monument #cityhall
I really love that the #muralarts  program is exploring monuments and asking questions about why do #monuments  mean and what should they mean for us today? @monument_lab #monumentlab  - - - - - #philly  #visitphilly  #phillyphotographer  #philadelphia  #phillygram  #philadelphiaphotographer  #igers_philly  #instaphilly  #centercityphilly  #discoverphl  #phl  #ig_philly  #whyilovephilly  #phillyscape  #everydayphilly  #howphillyseesphilly  #myphillyphoto  #unum  #storiesmatter  #history  #monument  #cityhall 
Something bad happened but it brought out good things .

I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming stories and messages for @leaflyons Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. Admission by donation at Planet Bluegrass on Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm .
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#brave #strong #powerful #inspiration #motivation #messagetotheworld #omfproject #powerfulwomen #timetoshine #artheals #communityart #yinyang #inspirational #LEAFrocks #ravetothegrave #kindnessinLyons
#storiesmatter #community #smiles
Something bad happened but it brought out good things . I spent some time last week in Lyons, Colorado filming stories and messages for @leaflyons Join in the fun and give back at this year's annual fundraiser, Rave to the Grave. Admission by donation at Planet Bluegrass on Friday, October 27 starting at 7pm . . . . #brave  #strong  #powerful  #inspiration  #motivation  #messagetotheworld  #omfproject  #powerfulwomen  #timetoshine  #artheals  #communityart  #yinyang  #inspirational  #LEAFrocks  #ravetothegrave  #kindnessinLyons  #storiesmatter  #community  #smiles 
Autumn Prints, anyone? Thinking of offering some Limited Edition prints. Drop me a comment below if you're interested. 👇🏾
Autumn Prints, anyone? Thinking of offering some Limited Edition prints. Drop me a comment below if you're interested. 👇🏾
#stories...Sharing is caring. Sharing is healing. #storiesmatter
I couldn't get this song out my head, so decided to write it down somewhere. Today I've had that urge to write all over every canvas. "Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright"....shine all around us by day and by night..." I'm thinking I know exactly how to curate my next collection. 🤔
I couldn't get this song out my head, so decided to write it down somewhere. Today I've had that urge to write all over every canvas. "Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright"....shine all around us by day and by night..." I'm thinking I know exactly how to curate my next collection. 🤔
Production Manager and interviewer extraordinaire @ericamayshort doing her thing; engaging, relaxing, and helping people tell their stories. .
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#StoryDay #GetIdeasAdopted #StoriesMatter #ourteam #stories #StoriesMatter #storytelling #storytellingday #storyday #storyweek #ihaveastory #Ihaveanidea #overflow #overflowstorytellingday #interviews #shareyourstory #storiesofInstagram #behindthescenes #BTS #behindthecamera #videography #launhstrategy #PropelMovements
Production Manager and interviewer extraordinaire @ericamayshort doing her thing; engaging, relaxing, and helping people tell their stories. . . . . . . . . #StoryDay  #GetIdeasAdopted  #StoriesMatter  #ourteam  #stories  #StoriesMatter  #storytelling  #storytellingday  #storyday  #storyweek  #ihaveastory  #Ihaveanidea  #overflow  #overflowstorytellingday  #interviews  #shareyourstory  #storiesofInstagram  #behindthescenes  #BTS  #behindthecamera  #videography  #launhstrategy  #PropelMovements 
I made something that I can't share just yet, but the best part is that it's a collaboration between my hubby @mrbosia and I. His gift and mine combined have no limit. (Except us, and we are both Gemini, 😂) Really, really for the future!!!! 👩🏾‍🎨
I made something that I can't share just yet, but the best part is that it's a collaboration between my hubby @mrbosia and I. His gift and mine combined have no limit. (Except us, and we are both Gemini, 😂) Really, really for the future!!!! 👩🏾‍🎨
Never too old for doodles...
Never too old for doodles...
Tap Spotlight tonight on @coldfire_brewing!! Come and enjoy four of their beers including their St. James IRA that just won Silver at the @greatamericanbeerfestival!! Their beer bandit Stephen will be at the taphouse from 6 to 9 pm with swag, tales, and games!! #craftbeerlife #beerstories #communitynotcompetition #craftbeervancouverwa #craftbeer #DiscoverVanUsa #berad #brewcouver #VanWa #pnw #stories #storiesmatter #ORBeer #Eugene #Oregon #Vancouver #pnwonderland #Vancouver #Washington #visitvancouverusa #tapspotlight #beer #love
Tap Spotlight tonight on @coldfire_brewing!! Come and enjoy four of their beers including their St. James IRA that just won Silver at the @greatamericanbeerfestival!! Their beer bandit Stephen will be at the taphouse from 6 to 9 pm with swag, tales, and games!! #craftbeerlife  #beerstories  #communitynotcompetition  #craftbeervancouverwa  #craftbeer  #DiscoverVanUsa  #berad  #brewcouver  #VanWa  #pnw  #stories  #storiesmatter  #ORBeer  #Eugene  #Oregon  #Vancouver  #pnwonderland  #Vancouver  #Washington  #visitvancouverusa  #tapspotlight  #beer  #love 
And the crowd goes wild!! Sweet candid reaction as these kido’s see a drone up close for the first time 😎

#filmmaker #storiesmatter #oneloveethiopia #travel #ethiopia #africa #addisababa #drone #djimavicpro #dji #aerialcinematography #photography #harbormedia #children #joy
It’s an open sky. 
It’s standing on a quiet pier with wind twirling leaves at your feet. 
It’s a busy city behind you; purple and blues filling the sunset in front of you. 
It’s deep breaths and a still mind. 
It’s humility and smallness brimming over inside of your chest.

It’s grace.
It’s an open sky. It’s standing on a quiet pier with wind twirling leaves at your feet. It’s a busy city behind you; purple and blues filling the sunset in front of you. It’s deep breaths and a still mind. It’s humility and smallness brimming over inside of your chest. It’s grace.
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#life #writer #short #story #love #inspire #aspire #storytelling #creativesontherise #creativewriting #write #spilled #ink #think #storiesmatter
My new little nephew, Judah. I am so excited and so honored to meet this little guy. The new addition to @shastaauburn and Brandon fam. I have loved watching my friend go through moving here, to finding a community, to working with me @solacoffee and now becoming mom. Many more adventures to come. Don't worry shasta I'm going to teach your kid all the good stuff! 
#familymatters #community #babyboy #newbornphotography #portraitphotography #portraitphotographer #portraits #lifestylephotographer #lifestylephotography #coffeefamily #ncphotographer #tellstories #storiesmatter #canonusa #perspective #naturallight #sigmaart
My new little nephew, Judah. I am so excited and so honored to meet this little guy. The new addition to @shastaauburn and Brandon fam. I have loved watching my friend go through moving here, to finding a community, to working with me @solacoffee and now becoming mom. Many more adventures to come. Don't worry shasta I'm going to teach your kid all the good stuff! #familymatters  #community  #babyboy  #newbornphotography  #portraitphotography  #portraitphotographer  #portraits  #lifestylephotographer  #lifestylephotography  #coffeefamily  #ncphotographer  #tellstories  #storiesmatter  #canonusa  #perspective  #naturallight  #sigmaart 
Stories effect us. There are statues all over Philadelphia, but the only one people were lining up to take photos in front of was this one!
Stories effect us. There are statues all over Philadelphia, but the only one people were lining up to take photos in front of was this one!
Mark Your Calendar Monday!
Meet our fantastic set designer for RUINED! @carolynstagramme is the best and this show is going to be spectacular. Tickets are available through @pacifictheatre Mark your calendars now for January 26 - February 17, 2018 and plan to be there!
#MarkYourCalendarMonday #DarkGlassTheatre #Ruined2018 #Humanitas #StoriesMatter
Update: SOLD!!! "Sanctuary" found its new home Saturday night!!!! I'm definitely gonna miss that painting..but SO glad I have it as pillows in my home. OAN: isn't this award beautiful and stunning?? I think so. As beautiful and stunning and strong and courageous as I am. 💖❤️💜 #yup #itsokay #toloveonyourself #publicly
Update: SOLD!!! "Sanctuary" found its new home Saturday night!!!! I'm definitely gonna miss that painting..but SO glad I have it as pillows in my home. OAN: isn't this award beautiful and stunning?? I think so. As beautiful and stunning and strong and courageous as I am. 💖❤️💜 #yup  #itsokay  #toloveonyourself  #publicly 
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#kubik_team #kubik_club #obsession #ioannina #storiesmatter #photooftheday
She Speaks Stories. Stories Matter. (See Link in profile) #podcast #storiesmatter #shespeaksstories
Never thought I would have to put my name to anything as a collectable item but I will be  recipient of the Acker awards for my art work. The first time they have had the awards in Toronto. So happy to be part of this. -
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Here's to painting what the soul sees; not necessarily the eyes. #100daysofpaintedprayers
Getting into Halloween spirit. Thinking of writing a short scary story. 😱💀👻
Getting into Halloween spirit. Thinking of writing a short scary story. 😱💀👻
Working in partnership with other college campuses across the U.S., we believe it is essential to keep our ears to the ground to learn about what initiatives others are putting into motion to advance sustainability in their local communities. This week, our team flew down to San Antonio, TX, to do just that at @aashenews's 2017 Conference & Expo. Here, we met old friends and new, and learned from sustainability veterans about what's working best for them, how their communities have changed, and how they're engaging across the divide with communities not yet on board with sustainable policies.

Stay tuned for key takeaways of what we learned, and check out our Twitter for live updates from the conference. There's always something new to learn!
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#AASHE2017 #planetFWD #puresanantonio #sanantoniotx #downtownsa #visitsanantonio #texasforever #lonestarstate #texaspride #socalitytx #shiftperspective #storiesmatter #sustainabilityblogger #wearestillin #sustainabilitymatters #climatechangeisreal #fromwhereistand #changemakers #mytinyatlas #climatechange
Working in partnership with other college campuses across the U.S., we believe it is essential to keep our ears to the ground to learn about what initiatives others are putting into motion to advance sustainability in their local communities. This week, our team flew down to San Antonio, TX, to do just that at @aashenews's 2017 Conference & Expo. Here, we met old friends and new, and learned from sustainability veterans about what's working best for them, how their communities have changed, and how they're engaging across the divide with communities not yet on board with sustainable policies. Stay tuned for key takeaways of what we learned, and check out our Twitter for live updates from the conference. There's always something new to learn! . . . . #AASHE2017  #planetFWD  #puresanantonio  #sanantoniotx  #downtownsa  #visitsanantonio  #texasforever  #lonestarstate  #texaspride  #socalitytx  #shiftperspective  #storiesmatter  #sustainabilityblogger  #wearestillin  #sustainabilitymatters  #climatechangeisreal  #fromwhereistand  #changemakers  #mytinyatlas  #climatechange 
We are thrilled this morning to announce our next partner village in Ghana! The village of Vutideke (Voo-tee-dee-kay) is officially our 8th village to agree to work with us on an economic development project resulting in the freedom of their trafficked children very soon. Please join us in celebrating this good news and pray for unity in Vutideke as they take steps towards new life.
We are thrilled this morning to announce our next partner village in Ghana! The village of Vutideke (Voo-tee-dee-kay) is officially our 8th village to agree to work with us on an economic development project resulting in the freedom of their trafficked children very soon. Please join us in celebrating this good news and pray for unity in Vutideke as they take steps towards new life.
There is never a doubt that my boys have a soft spot for their mama, but this one has been under the weather and totally clingy on me this week. He keeps telling me secrets. // #howardpl2017 #howardboys #bodhisays #yourethebestever #iloveyousomuch #craftthestory #storiesmatter
The busyness. The communal quiet. There is something so overwhelming and humbling when you sit in a space long enough to recognize the people around you as people. Not simply a passerby or a stranger in a chair; but a world of stories bound up and held within a soul. Working, writing, dreaming, right along side of one another and never speaking a word. Yet, we sit side by side joining in on the mission of life, all striving for something more and seeking a quiet space to make it happen. It is all too much sometimes when I think about the vastness and depth of humanity, for we are infinite. And eternity is held within us.
The busyness. The communal quiet. There is something so overwhelming and humbling when you sit in a space long enough to recognize the people around you as people. Not simply a passerby or a stranger in a chair; but a world of stories bound up and held within a soul. Working, writing, dreaming, right along side of one another and never speaking a word. Yet, we sit side by side joining in on the mission of life, all striving for something more and seeking a quiet space to make it happen. It is all too much sometimes when I think about the vastness and depth of humanity, for we are infinite. And eternity is held within us.
Why art, storytelling, performing, activism, resistance and healing matters.
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#artheart #storyteller #hearthealing #heartwork #artygirl #dreams #create #storiesmatter #resistanceandlipstick
#liberation #thrive #joyfulrevolution #healing #survivorship #sandracisneros
You wouldn't imagine how much a camera and a smile ignited these kids. This cutie caught killing the pose at Love Ethiopia Academy. 
#photography #travel #storiesmatter #oneloveethiopia #Ethiopia #filmmaker #harbormedia #addisababa #Africa
Finally took time today to write about life in Chengdu. 
Joshuablanchardblog.wordpress.com #bittersweet #storiesmatter
I didn't realize it was possible to love one human man so much. It'll be our anniversary in a few weeks, but I can't even begin to say how much he is my absolute favorite. His love has been a healing balm for me. He believes in me, supports me and keeps me in line by telling me the truth. I'm so blessed and so in love. 💖💜❤️
I didn't realize it was possible to love one human man so much. It'll be our anniversary in a few weeks, but I can't even begin to say how much he is my absolute favorite. His love has been a healing balm for me. He believes in me, supports me and keeps me in line by telling me the truth. I'm so blessed and so in love. 💖💜❤️
Tonight I had the pleasure of receiving an award for all I've overcome and achieved. I'd written a speech but instead just spoke from my heart. I realized I care much more about doing the work than being acknowledged for it, but it's still a blessing to reflect on how far I've come. My speech was full of tears and authenticity. I'm SO grateful for my peeps who came to support me, for those I met and connected with, those who continue to buy my art, and for this journey that is constantly evolving in ways I couldn't have imagined. I'm SO blessed! 💜💜💜
Tonight I had the pleasure of receiving an award for all I've overcome and achieved. I'd written a speech but instead just spoke from my heart. I realized I care much more about doing the work than being acknowledged for it, but it's still a blessing to reflect on how far I've come. My speech was full of tears and authenticity. I'm SO grateful for my peeps who came to support me, for those I met and connected with, those who continue to buy my art, and for this journey that is constantly evolving in ways I couldn't have imagined. I'm SO blessed! 💜💜💜
I prefer books... I once read an entire military issue medical book for the summer and took notes. 
I diagnosed every funny looking person with the Bubonic Plague... /13/
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#whatsweirdaboutyou#bequirky#readmorebooks#booksoverpeople#mymomhidthebookafterthat#weird#discovering#premedmuch#seasonalthings#imailbooks#storiesmatter#whatsyourstory#beginning#writeanything#travelthroughbooks#travelogues#bringabook#learnsomethingnew#jenaijenjenny#kbye
Hey y'all! It's Friday and it's been months since I introduced myself. My name is VersAnnette, my peeps call me Verse. I'm a Poet & Abstract Painter on a mission to help others heal and be empowered using every ounce of creativity in my bones + a whole lotta love and determination. My soul is a vibrant color with many marks and battle scars and that's what you'll see reflected here in my work. Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, I wanted to pause and share why this matters to me: 1.)I notice that it's not the kind of thing social media gets flooded with. Unless there's a celebrity name attached to it, DV is one of those issues that gets swept under the rug. So nobody is comfortable talking about it. 2) It's STILL happening!! Every 4-6 seconds, 1 in 3 women is beaten, verbally abused, or raped. 3.) I'm a SURVIVOR. So yes it happened to me and yes I'm an advocate for other women. So as much as I'd like my art to be a pretty dazzling feed of abstract art, I've got more to say. Stay tuned as tomorrow I'm getting a big ole fancy award and I'm still wrapping my mind around that---but more on that later. 💜✊🏾💜✊🏾💜✊🏾💜🤷🏾‍♀️
Hey y'all! It's Friday and it's been months since I introduced myself. My name is VersAnnette, my peeps call me Verse. I'm a Poet & Abstract Painter on a mission to help others heal and be empowered using every ounce of creativity in my bones + a whole lotta love and determination. My soul is a vibrant color with many marks and battle scars and that's what you'll see reflected here in my work. Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, I wanted to pause and share why this matters to me: 1.)I notice that it's not the kind of thing social media gets flooded with. Unless there's a celebrity name attached to it, DV is one of those issues that gets swept under the rug. So nobody is comfortable talking about it. 2) It's STILL happening!! Every 4-6 seconds, 1 in 3 women is beaten, verbally abused, or raped. 3.) I'm a SURVIVOR. So yes it happened to me and yes I'm an advocate for other women. So as much as I'd like my art to be a pretty dazzling feed of abstract art, I've got more to say. Stay tuned as tomorrow I'm getting a big ole fancy award and I'm still wrapping my mind around that---but more on that later. 💜✊🏾💜✊🏾💜✊🏾💜🤷🏾‍♀️
My conversation with Actor/Director #TimReid was one that I will always remember-we discussed life after #hollywood, culture, #Africa, and the impact of imagery.  It was surreal to sit along side one of hollywoord's favorite sitcom dads, besides #sistersister was one of my all-time favorite shows growing up.  For the full interview, please visit our YouTube channel #luceinspiration #storiesmatter #africadiaspora #filmmakers #socialjustice #contentcreator #kwelitv #capeverde #culture #journalism  #
My conversation with Actor/Director #TimReid  was one that I will always remember-we discussed life after #hollywood , culture, #Africa , and the impact of imagery. It was surreal to sit along side one of hollywoord's favorite sitcom dads, besides #sistersister  was one of my all-time favorite shows growing up. For the full interview, please visit our YouTube channel #luceinspiration  #storiesmatter  #africadiaspora  #filmmakers  #socialjustice  #contentcreator  #kwelitv  #capeverde  #culture  #journalism  #
Our Lead Social Worker Samuel checking in on Comfort and her mom this week. Comfort has been back home for about a year now and is doing quite well. Smiles all around!
Our Lead Social Worker Samuel checking in on Comfort and her mom this week. Comfort has been back home for about a year now and is doing quite well. Smiles all around!
Stories Matter.
New Podcast Launching Soon! 
#podcast #stories #storiesmatter #shespeaksstories
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What do I want to be when I grow up? A writer! A lawyer! A photographer! A storyteller.
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A storyteller.

And lately, it's through photography. Because as much as I love to write, when I spend 12-14 hours a day writing legal arguments, to write some more is the last thing I want to do at the end of the day. But, photography ...
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Cities hold a lot of stories. Buildings hold a lot of stories. These waters, the sky, the shadows that form in often-ignored corners - they all have a lot of stories to tell. We have a lot of stories to tell.
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I want to tell their stories. I want to tell our story. This is our story.
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#amwriting #writers #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writinginspiration #traveldiaries #travel #wanderlust #chicago #captureyourmoments #photography #photoprompts #pictureprompts #photopoetry #storiesmatter #storiesareeverywhere #write
Reflections. . . . What do I want to be when I grow up? A writer! A lawyer! A photographer! A storyteller. . A storyteller. And lately, it's through photography. Because as much as I love to write, when I spend 12-14 hours a day writing legal arguments, to write some more is the last thing I want to do at the end of the day. But, photography ... . . Cities hold a lot of stories. Buildings hold a lot of stories. These waters, the sky, the shadows that form in often-ignored corners - they all have a lot of stories to tell. We have a lot of stories to tell. . Reflections. . . I want to tell their stories. I want to tell our story. This is our story. . . #amwriting  #writers  #writersofig  #writersofinstagram  #writinginspiration  #traveldiaries  #travel  #wanderlust  #chicago  #captureyourmoments  #photography  #photoprompts  #pictureprompts  #photopoetry  #storiesmatter  #storiesareeverywhere  #write 
In the grand scheme of things, all that matter is this. Answering the call.
In the grand scheme of things, all that matter is this. Answering the call.
I am grateful for how mystic the universe can be-allowing space for me to join forces with these two dynamic women @drcbpinashemo and @melaniefootedavis! I highly recommend both of their books #fivekeystoemotionaloneness and #radicallove.  The messages in the book all align beautifully with the words/thoughts in my book #peacesoffreedom. All can be purchased on #amazon.  The path to personal healing is not easy but certainly worth it, you are worth it!! #author#journaling#healing#personaldevelopment#storiesmatter#self-love  Stay tuned!
I am grateful for how mystic the universe can be-allowing space for me to join forces with these two dynamic women @drcbpinashemo and @melaniefootedavis! I highly recommend both of their books #fivekeystoemotionaloneness  and #radicallove . The messages in the book all align beautifully with the words/thoughts in my book #peacesoffreedom . All can be purchased on #amazon . The path to personal healing is not easy but certainly worth it, you are worth it!! #author #journaling #healing #personaldevelopment #storiesmatter #self -love Stay tuned!
When life throws you a lemon just smile, and take some pics with fun friends💜 
#almostfriday #thursday #wecute .
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#thursdaythoughts #vlogger #storyblogger #storyteller #mom #life #livelaughlove #learning #faithful #trust #marriage #relationships #divorce #love #nohate #letsgo #storiesmatter
In the past few days, I’ve often found my mind wandering to these two quotes. So here they are just being quotes and stuff pretending to be pictures. #storiesmatter #areyoulivingthelifeyouchose