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Yes She Kahn!

BY LESLIE WYLIE BATEMAN
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Mongol Derby is widely regarded as the toughest horse race in the world: a grueling 1,000 kilometers across the Mongolian steppe, riding semi-feral horses, carrying only 11 pounds of gear and relying on nomads for food, water and shelter. Equestrian sports journalist Leslie Wylie Bateman thought it'd make for a great story ... IF she could survive the race to tell it.

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Community Over Competition

BY DEREK WHITE
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios believes all of us have a responsibility to support the makers movement, contribute to maker culture, put forth an ethos of community above competition, and commit to patronage with purpose.  Bird on the Wire Studios is committed to nourishing the budding maker community that makes Knoxville such a wonderful place to live.

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Tenwek Hospital, Kenya: Story of a Journey

BY CAMERON KING
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

From flying airplanes in the Caribbean to nursing in Kenya, Cameron King tells the story of her journey to Tenwek Hospital. Tenwek is a full-service 300-bed hospital providing life-saving care in rural Kenya. Her experiences as a pilot and a nurse reveal hope for life and peace in the world.

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EMBRACING WHOLE HEARTED AUTHENTIC LIVING

BY MOLLY MIKETO
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Molly Miketo is here to share her story and how she now lives in each and every moment authentically.  She works with the Akashic Records, which have been key to helping her unlock the blocks and beliefs that prevented her from showing up as her true self each day.  She lovingly shares about both of these so others, too, can embrace living as who they truly are.

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The Right Fit

BY MARCUS HALL
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Marcus Hall always just wanted to help people look and feel cool. So when the Levi’s factory in Knoxville closed just after he'd become a tailor, he left for LA to create a cut-and-sew denim business that served the modern man. Marcus came back to Knoxville and created Marc Nelson where he found his dream of outfitting friends and neighbors in quality denim that made them feel as good in a business meeting as they did on a date.

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NEW2KNOX – Connecting Knoxville

BY EMILY STEVENS
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Making friends as an adult is hard especially when you’re new to a city.  This rang true for Emilie Finke, a newbie from Austin, Texas.  After confiding in her roommate about her struggles to find connections in Knoxville, Emily Stevens and Emily Finke decided to take action to find a solution to help newbies find community in Knoxville.  Together, they created New2Knox – a social network passionate for connecting young adults to Knoxville and one another through unique and meaningful events by partnering with local businesses. 

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Ultimate: The Best Play

BY JOE NORSKOV
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Play is a necessary function of skill development. Joe Norskov has played and organized Ultimate for 15 years. During this time, he’s noticed a consistent and above average number of community minded, kind, and high achieving people play Ultimate. The sport develops problem solving, work ethic, good health, and conscientiousness. Joe believes that the sport attracts and shapes individuals to be better humans.

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It All Started with a Pair of Pants

BY MONIKA MILLER
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Monika Miller, certified KonMari consultant, takes a lighthearted look at how asking herself "Does it spark joy?” when organizing her belongings led to a radical “decluttering” of her life. Her presentation is part story of personal transformation and part meditation on our things and the surprising force they can exert on our lives. Monika’s plunge into intentional living did not start with a grand plan, but with the simple decision to discard a pair of black pants. 

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How to Make a Maker

BY RYAN-ASHLEY ANDERSON
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Ryan-Ashley Anderson recently made Knoxville her home, and even more recently opened gallery and event space in East Knoxville – Smart + Becker. Her mission is to catch people before they quit, helping artists realize their passion and potential to create a creative AND sustainable future for themselves. 

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From “Why am I here?” To Cupcakes and Unicorns: 10 Actions in Waking Up

BY KATE FLYNN
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

Dr. Kate Flynn knows more than a little about what it’s like to be stuck in the muck and mire of WTF, while dreaming of the Land of Cupcakes and Unicorns. Through sheer desperation and the desire for a better way, she’s learned a thing or two about leaving the past behind and living from her heart. Dr.Kate doesn’t live there permanently yet, but she’s caught more than a glimpse of this magical place and offers a roadmap so that you too may find your way there.
 

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Craft(ed) Beer

BY MATTHEW CUMMINGS
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

This is the journey of a “classically” trained glassblower into the tipsy world of brewing. Matthew Cummings discusses how those two passions intersect, and why in the hell someone would even think to open a glassblowing studio and brewery together. Craft Beer has become as much a part of my artistic expression as sculpture and glassware design. This is Craft(ed) Beer. 

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KNOXVILLE BY DESIGN

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

There is power in the purposeful making of place. Richard Foster believes Knoxville has the potential to become a remarkable 21st Century City. What will that look like and how will we get there? Four years ago, AIA East Tennessee relaunched Architecture Week with a single goal - to engage the broader community in a conversation about the built environment with a series of activities and events that celebrate the places that give shape to our stories, our lives, and our communities. 

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