Abi Powell | Cellist | March 2018

This is Abi. She’s a spunky 19 year old living in Tennessee. Abi studies cello at University of Memphis. I’m so excited to attend the one of the concerts her orchestra preforms! I asked Abi what women have impacted or empowered her in her life and how they did that. “My old cello teacher, Hannah, is the best person in the entire world. She is so honest. She wanted me not only to be a better cellist, but a better person. She seamlessly tied in cello with life; how I was suppose to treat people and handle situations. Another would be Jill. She’s accepted me into her family. Lets me be imperfect but also pushes me to grow at the same time. She feeds me, which is a huge love language!” Last year Abi had the opportunity to visit her father’s family in Germany. She spent time in the homes of her aunts and uncles with cousins and friends. “My great aunt in Germany really impacted me. She taught me so much about hospitality and love even when you can’t speak the same language.”

I also asked Abi what it meant to be empowered by others for her? “When people drop the competitiveness. When I feel someone being competitive it makes me sad, because they are losing the opportunity for community. It develops that “I have to better then you.” instead of sharing and learning from each other. Its really empowering for me when other people come together within the same art. ”

I also asked Abi what it meant to be empowered by others for her? “When people drop the competitiveness. When I feel someone being competitive it makes me sad, because they are losing the opportunity for community. It develops that “I have to better then you.” instead of sharing and learning from each other. Its really empowering for me when other people come together within the same art. “

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Emily is a photographer empowering, serving, and working alongside couples, creatives, non Profits, and humanitarian organizations. Her perspective on life and travel developed during her first 14 years growing up in the middle east, on the coast of the Mediterranean. She seeks to use her time and resources to educate and advocate. Emily has heart for collaboration with other creatives, as well as heart for the those displaced and seeking refuge. She hopes to continue her path to work in humanitarian efforts world wide. Currently, Emily is based in Memphis, TN, USA.

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