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Author Archive | Kara Knaack

racism in 2018

The Isolation of Racism

I’m 35 years old and I still have moments where I feel lonely as the only non-white person in the room. All in all, I’m pretty secure in who I am and confident about the person I have become. I’d like to believe my children are growing up in a time that is more open […]

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It Happened to Me: Losing My Job

Fear. Anxiety. Shame. Those are the top three adjectives I would use to describe how I felt when I lost my job. We graduate from college with good grades and meaningful internships with the reassurance and belief that we’ve done the proper steps to ensure gainful employment and financial security. But we’ve failed to factor […]

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An Iowa Beach Vacation: Honey Creek Resort

Living in land-locked Iowa, there aren’t a ton of options for a beach vacation, right? Wrong! You can enjoy your very own beach vacation in the timespan of Moana (well, if you drive fast and don’t break for the bathroom). How’s that possible you ask? Take a road trip to the fantastic Honey Creek Resort […]

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