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“I’ve enjoyed opportunities to be an eyewitness to history and have had my camera by my side. All over the globe, I’ve created images that evoke emotion, educate the masses, entertain, and document historic significance. I love it and can’t image life without visual storytelling. Seeing the enjoyment brought by my art keeps me going.”

Serve your way

Serve your way

Sgt. Donita Adams, a religious affairs noncommissioned officer, has been in the National Guard since 2015. Originally she was going to be a human resources specialist, but her recruiter helped guide her into a slot that combined her desire to serve, with her commitment to faith.
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Shantee - The Beauty You Are

Shantee – The Beauty You Are

I started [in kindergarten] kind of looking at people like, huh, are they like me or are they different? I saw other cultures as well, even in elementary school.
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Caprice - The Beauty You Are

Caprice – The Beauty You Are

My very earliest memory of being a woman of color was when I was in the 2nd grade. I went to a school in a predominantly white neighborhood. I was the only black child in the 2nd grade class.
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Diana - The Beauty You Are

Diana – The Beauty You Are

She [a Costa Rican waitress] said, ‘You the negress’, in Spanish, to my mom. I remember not understanding. I remember watching my mom get really angry and really upset. Then I watched her transition from being angry to being embarrassed.
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Renee - The Beauty You Are

Renee – The Beauty You Are

Fort Jackson, South Carolina, my sister and I were on the playground and these little boys called us black-eyed peas. We were so devastated, we ran home.
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Stephanie - The Beauty You Are

Stephanie – The Beauty You Are

I went to a small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere - Moorhead, Minnesota. … It was 15 kids in the class. It was just different. In that one moment, in that one class, it was just me [only person of color].
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Alex - The Beauty You Are

Alex – The Beauty You Are

It took somebody else to tell me that it was because of my skin color and once that became a thing, I started looking for it.
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Salem - The Beauty You Are

Salem – The Beauty You Are

I was in the 7th grade, I was being teased on the bus. This one kid. I don’t know why he bothered me or said what he said. … He called me a gorilla. That shook me.
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Pam - The Beauty You Are

Pam – The Beauty You Are

My earliest memory about being a person of color it was how I was treated. I was treated differently inside of my home because of my color and I never understood where that came from.
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Tricia - The Beauty You Are

Tricia – The Beauty You Are

I went to him and said, ‘why do you keep staring at me?’ and he said, ‘ because you’re black.’… He said, ‘I never saw a black person in real life.’
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