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Beautiful Souls

In 2014, photographer Katie Gardner took some photos for me at Blogher for a project that never materialized. Our intent was to put together a book, but the resources to put that book together never showed up no matter how hard we tapped the Universe’s shoulder.

We saved the most beautiful photos of these women for this non-existent book and I think of them often, wishing they were being seen. If you want to think of this as a Mother’s Day thing, fine. Some of them are mothers. Some of them have mothers. But I’d rather think of them as what they are – Beautiful Souls who let us see inside for a moment. Some of them I’m lucky enough to call friends. (Some of them I don’t know. If you know someone that isn’t labeled yet, let me know? Thanks.)

Many thanks to the contributors of words for this project. You can see in the photos that these beautiful souls are listening to the brilliant poet Amy Turn Sharp and the heartwarming and irreverent words from Robin Plemmons.

Kelly Wickham
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A’Driane Nieves
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Jenifer Monroe
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Alexandra Uman
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Heather Barmore
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Jeannine Harvey
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Alexandra Williams
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Martina Callum
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Margaret Salmond
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Crystal Hammond & friend.
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Tara Wilson & Tiffany.
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Julie Nowell & friend.
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Sharelle D. Lowery & friend.
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Jayne
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Allison Bailey
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Marcella White Campbell
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Margot Winters
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Lucy Ball
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Molley Mills
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Angeline Longshore
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Beeb Ashcroft
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Mrs Elle G
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Jamie Gall
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Christy Newell
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Superwife Jenny
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Destiny Paquette
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Anjum Choudhry Nayyar & friend.
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Jindy Garfias
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Colleen Cecil
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Carly Morgan & Eden Hensley Silverstein
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Claire Waring
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Lexie Solorio
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Phyllis Kim Myung
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Cheryl Stober
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Courtney Macavinta
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Tara McNamara
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Jill Adler
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Jessica Cobb
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Sarah Honey
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Alice Toler
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TerriAnn van Gosliga
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Danielle D. Washington & friend.
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Molly
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Shannon Rosa
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Stacey Nerdin
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Kim Rohrer
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Helen Laroche
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Celeste Lindell
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Jennifer P. Williams
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Shanah Wisley
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Ashley Garrett
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Erica Dermer
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Jen Myronuk
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Raquel Fagan
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Me and my daughter, Alex. <3 LeahAlexLaugh

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