She takes amazing photos, but her real masterpiece are her peanut butter Rice Krispie treats.
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Favorite KKi product: "I love 'the Lilly' - although there are some pretty amazing products in the works here for Spring 2014 that may change that!”
Favorite thing about your job? “I get to tag along with the mentors when they visit the homes of the ladies and help document their families and houses. It’s incredible being able to see all the different tangible ways these ladies are growing because of their involvement with Krochet Kids intl.”
How would your best friend describe you? “She would probably mention that I tend to be quiet, but I’m a big thinker and dreamer and I have a lot of love for the world!”
What is something that makes you unique? "I spent 15 years training as a dancer, and I’ve tried pretty much every kind of dance class there is out there to try. You name it, I’ve given it a shot… I’m even certified to teach Zumba. We can bust some moves out together."
What does the word “empowerment” mean to you? "When I see the word empowerment, the ‘power’ element jumps out at me. Power to make choices about the course of one’s own life. Power to provide for family. Power to write your story the way you want it to be told."
Anna has been working with KKi in Uganda for almost three months now. You can see her experiences there and photography by checking out #gulucrew on Instagram.
“Silence and space weigh equally upon the heart. A sudden love, a great work, a decisive act, a thought that transfigures, all these at certain moments bring the same unbearable anxiety, quickened with an irresistible charm. Living like this, in the delicious anguish of being, in exquisite proximity to a danger whose name we do not know, is the same as rushing to your doom? Once again, without respite, let us race to our destruction. I have always felt I lived on the high seas, threatened, at the heart of a royal happiness.”—Albert Camus, The Sea Close By (via ounu)
“I quit when the summer ended. I had started forgetting to charge for whipped cream. I was failing to use the ice scoop. A customer told me I was banging the drum “too hard.” She was right. I was angry; I wanted to be gone. It’s important to know when it’s time to turn in your kazoo. The nights would end with the wait staff in the parking lot, sitting on a car and drinking beer as we counted our tips. The boys would undo their bow ties and suddenly look weary and handsome. I would change into soft jeans and throw pennies at the dumpster. I was aching for what came next. I felt my whole life stretched out before me like an invisible buffet. I turned toward my future, mouth watering.”—Amy Poehler, Take Your Licks (via awriterandnothingelse)