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MYST 30 Kara Counard: 101 Women Changed Her Life

Kara never sits still. She was working as a bartender, a Starbucks barrista, an appraisal service, a figure model for several art schools, and was a free-lance graphic design artist, all at the same time. Photography was not part of her life plan. She thought starting an Etsy store was her future. But she listened to her customers and in the process created a business–all because she filled the needs of her customers. She gave them what they wanted!

Kara at play
Kara at play
Kara's Family at Rest
Kara’s Family at Rest

You can see more of her work at her website.

More Information on Kara’s “Day in the Life” sessions.

Information on her Honoring Elders project, and another article about that project is here.

Listen to Kara and her Women Over 90 exhibit on Wisconsin Public Radio and a YouTube video on the same project.

Watch her on WTMJ’s “The Morning Blend”.


She references the work of Father G and his Homeboy Industries.

When you are next in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Kara recommends eating at:

Kavarna Coffeehouse

335 on Broadway

Lox, Stock and Bagels


2 thoughts on “MYST 30 Kara Counard: 101 Women Changed Her Life

  1. i loved this podcast. kara jean is and will always be one of the best friends i will ever have. she is inspiring and beautiful and perfectly lovely. she is brave and brilliant and has just enough edge to keep you guessing. love her so much! great podcast.

    • Crissy, I so very much appreciate your comments! I agree with you! She took my son’s senior portraits, and he thought she was one of the coolest people around (and he is a good character judge.) And my interview was actually the first time we ever talked together, but it felt as if we had known each other for a long time.
      Thanks for listening!

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