Last year, I met a woman on a plane.
This year, that woman has a book, The Beauty of Different, that has been published.
I’m not known for being without words — I was once, as a child, told that we were given only so many words in a lifetime and I was quickly running out of them — (I think my parents were tired of my incessant ceaseless chatter) That might be the first and one of a handful of times that I’ve been speechless.
I am compelled to tell y’all; Karen’s book, left me speechless.
Karen’s book is powerful, beautiful, moving, breathtaking — so many things.
Here’s what y’all need to know, Karen’s book, is Karen.
When you meet Karen, she grasps your hand in both of hers and looks at you, not only does she look at you, she sees you, if you’ve ever met her — you know exactly how powerful and special her greeting is. You know without a doubt that she is seeing you and that she is taking note of you and she will remember you.
To be around Karen is a gift. Her laughter is contagious, she lives life, she gets that it is a gift, every feeling, she cherishes it, she exudes energy and when she feels something, you see it.
This is Karen learning about a strange Gelatin Dish at last year’s Mom 2 summit.
Her face brings me joy.
Karen loves. Karen feels. Karen lives.
To be around Karen while she’s photographing others is a blessing and a gift.
Karen’s gift is showing others how they are beautiful.
When Karen spends time looking at you, focusing on you, when she takes your photograph — it does something to you. It moves you.
I have been photographed by her, so I say this with first hand knowledge.
I have also been witness to her photographing others and there’s a magic that happens when she focuses her camera on you.
In her book
Karen share stories and pictures of people who’ve impacted her personally.
Her book is a statement.
It’s a challenge.
It’s a gift.
When Karen’s book showed up at my doorstep, it took me 3 days to open it. I wanted the right time, the right place, the right moment.
I’ve met her. I’ve seen her in action. I’ve followed her work.
I wanted to give this work of art, it’s due.
I am so happy that I did this.
This book deserves attention, YOU deserve to give this book the full attention that it deserves.
This book will impact you. You cannot see, touch, feel, read, experience this book without wanting to change the way that you view yourself and the world around you.
I found myself stroking the pages, the pictures are so full of life and texture and depth
I want to carry this book with me and share it with everyone I come across.
I want to give it to every woman that I’ve ever known, we should all be so blessed as to be seen through Karen’s eyes. We should all strive to see ourselves and our world, through Karen’s eyes.
Karen’s book is available for order now
If you live in Houston, her book signing is tomorrow, Dec 2nd
If you’re near San Antonio, she’s going to be at:
- What makes you beautiful? (this is your entry)
Tell me and on Friday, December 3rd at 10:00 PM CST I’ll use Comment Contest to choose the winner of this priceless gift.
This giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winner, Paula