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MAGIC OF LIFE APRIL 4 — MAY 1 Reception: April 5, 5-7 p.m: Bold Beauty Project Texas Beautiful and Courageous Texas Women Sponsored by the Wimberley Valley Art League www.austintexas.gov/obemporium www.facebook.com/obemporium 1006 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas /8/01 512.974.1300 | Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am—4pm Free Parking off 10th Street The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for in our programs or use of our facilities, please call 512-974-3914. 

MAGIC OF LIFE

APRIL 4 — MAY 1 Reception: April 5, 5-7 p.m:

Bold Beauty Project Texas

Beautiful and Courageous Texas Women Sponsored by the Wimberley Valley Art League

www.austintexas.gov/obemporium

www.facebook.com/obemporium

1006 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas /8/01 512.974.1300 | Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am—4pm 

Free Parking off 10th Street

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Barbara Ramirez

I’m Barbie! I am 30 years old.  When I was fourteen, I was in a car accident resulting in a complete spinal cord injury at T4/T3 level.  My life changed in a matter of seconds.  Doctors said I would never walk again.  My love of sports and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player vanished.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Sarah Leigh Davis

 Sarah Davis is a 28-year-old artist who is able to capture beauty from within and bring it to life through her drawings and paintings.  When she was two-years-old, Sarah and her family were in a propane explosion.  Sarah had been thrown, knocked unconscious, and buried in the debris.  It took firefighters two hours to find her, and, as a result of the accident, Sarah suffers from organic brain damage.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Paige Lambert

Growing up, I didn’t think certain things were possible because of my difference, until I saw someone like me showing me how to do it and what it looked like.  Now, I get to show other women what it’s like to embrace their differences, their uniqueness.  I get to show women that your identity is not based on how you look, what you do, or how successful you are.… Read the rest

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Out Stories: Heather McArthur

 I feel that I have embraced the concept of Bold Beauty by not automatically accepting the first impression people give of me.  I was very lucky as a child to be naturally outgoing and smart.  So I think it surprised people when I wanted to be physically independent as well.  I had my first surgery before I was three-years-old and had 17 in total by the time I was 21.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Mary Abigail Kiely

My name is Mary Abigail “Bundle of Joy”, “Healed of God” Kiely.  My Dad named me when he and my Mom brought me home from the hospital.  I was 22 months old.  You see, before God brought Dad and Mom to me, I didn’t have a home.  The doctors told Dad and Mom I would not live to my second birthday, to take me home and love me. … Read the rest

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Our Stories: Cristina White-Jones

Cristina White-Jones (Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis) writes:
“I’m a full-time artist and private art teacher. My mother ran a gallery, so I grew up with artisans and their work. I’ve always felt the need to create.

“When I was 11 years old, I fell and broke my right hip. It started out as slipped capital femoral epiphysis with avascular necrosis.… Read the rest