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Raising Compassionate Daughters in World of Mean Girls

Raising a Compassionate Daughter in today’s world of Cyber-space is quite the challenge.

At bath time I notice my daughter studying her seven year old figure in the mirror. She turns herself from side-to-side attempting to straighten her posture & suck in her belly.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness : What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease, is quickly becoming more prevalent throughout our country. Recent winters in the Midwest never provide 3 weeks of freezing weather. This would kill the existing tick population; therefore as our climate continues to change, so must we. Empower yourself with Lyme disease awareness and teach...

In Memory of My Grandfather

Life changes in an instant, for better or for worse… The day before his death, my grandfather drove himself to the dermatologist for his annual checkup. He spent his last evening at home, content dinning on left-overs, enjoying a Hallmark movie (one he’d already seen 17 times) with his grand daughter and her eldest girl....

Valentine’s Day, A Short History

My grandparents were married on Valentines Day in 1947 before it was the ‘cool’ thing to do. They remained committed to one another until her death in 2019. It’s surprising to find that kind of commitment in today’s fast paced society. Valentines Day always reminds me of their commitment to one another and it’s also...

Covid Kills… Indiscriminately

While inspiration and insight are typically my jam… there are days where my thoughts are dark and deep. A man named George died this morning. Today I’ve been stumped by this thought: Covid kills, indiscriminately… without malice, reason, or judgement. At the end of the day, we’ll once again hear the numbers of deaths resulting...

Virtual Learning Tips for Successful Students

We are entering a new era. This year our children are being taught by screens… With a pandemic raging, educators throughout the world assessed the possibilities of how to move forward educating our youth in such an uncertain time. A variety of solutions have been implemented throughout the US. many schools opened only to close...

Always Believe in Yourself.

‘You’ll never be any good at photography’ It was my soft more year & I was taking the very first photography class of my collegiate career. By now, I’d already dedicated two years toward obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Savannah College of Art & Design required students to finish all core classes before taking...

The BEST WORST week of my life; the week gramma died

Today was her birthday. December the 7th, on her last birthday she turned 90. I couldn’t return home last year and it was her last birthday… For the first time since her death, she came alive in my dreams last night. She was the size of a child and we each took turns holding her...

Learning from Failure and starting again

At some point, I simply stopped writing.

My inner critic stood in my way. Her voice, harsh and painful, speaking to me my darkest fears.

Every time I sat down to write, she immediately began criticizing my efforts reminding me of my failures. The last year was one of the hardest of my life and my inner critic shut me down. I struggled to accept a truth: my marriage had failed.

Editing my Grandmother’s Obituary

Last week my cousin called me. For the last year, she’s been writing an obituary for my grandmother who turned 90 in December 2018. She reached out to me, as the person she could rely on to help her with the process. There are several reasons for this and I wanted to share. I hope...

About

the Photographer

Adrienne Maples

 

Kansas City photographer, Adrienne Maples, weaves together powerful narratives with her photographs to create mood and evoke emotion.

 

She's an AI enthusiast, passionate about teaching others how to use technology responsibly for the greater good. Known for her 'spunk & pizazz', she directs from behind her camera, finding impromptu designing to transform mediocrity into the extraordinary.

 

She a board member of AIGA and KCAC. As a committee member of KCDW, she organized the 2024 talks: The A.I. Asset, Creator as Curator.

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