Whitney and Melody Small

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Whitley and Melody Small are sisters by adoption and best friends by choice. Whitley is 16 years old and enjoys singing, playing the piano, photography, and aerial arts. She is in the advanced choir at her school and hopes to continue her voice training in college. Melody turns 13 later this month. She has a…

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Yvonne Wiebelhaus-Brahm

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Yvonne Wiebelhaus-Brahm was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in rural Wisconsin. She is the third of four children; her older brother and sister were adopted domestically, and she and her younger brother were adopted from Korea. After college, Yvonne and her husband Eric moved to Colorado, where she graduated from the University…

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Soara-Joy Ross

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“Soara”, her birth name, and “Joy”, her adopted/chosen name. Now the past and present are together, at last! Soara-Joye means, “Singing bird soars joyfully”, and the two names describe her perfectly! This Queens, New York native has been called a “powerhouse” by creatives and critics all over the country! Soara-Joye Ross is an award winning…

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Robyn Rektor

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Robyn D. Rektor enjoys collecting life experiences and sharing them, both literally and metaphorically. She has spent most of her life in central Arkansas, except for a few years traveling and living on the East Coast. She loves reading, learning, and volunteering and is a writer, editor, and teacher. Robyn likes to travel near and…

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Katie Barnes

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Katie Barnes currently a first-year student at the Clinton School of Public Service. She is a Kansas native but also spent time in Charleston, South Carolina before moving to Little Rock last year. Katie is passionate about community development, social justice, and education equity – particularly arts education for youth. Her hobbies include playing music,…

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Hal Wofford Hutchison

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Hal Wofford Hutchison is a former journalist and teacher who grew up in Brinkley, Arkansas, near the Mississippi Delta region. After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1983, she worked as a journalist and editor at the Arkansas Democrat and Arkansas Gazette newspapers. When the Arkansas Gazette closed in 1991, she returned…

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Guy Choate

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Guy Choate earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of New Orleans. He is an Army veteran, having served the country in Bosnia as a NATO peacekeeper and military journalist. His recent essays have appeared in Arkansas Life, Cream City Review, and Tupelo Quarterly, among other literary journals. Guy is the founder…

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David Goble

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David Goble is the “first-adopted” son of Mark and Maggie Goble. He is one of four children the couple adopted. He is not currently in reunion with his birth parent but has expressed interest in the matter. He works as the facilities manager at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre during the day and is an actor…

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Bejamin Bauman

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Benjamin Bauman was born in Jenkintown, PA, a small town right outside of Philadelphia.  There were only twenty-eight kids in his high school graduating class and it was a wonderful place to grow up. He studied acting at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY and, after graduating, he moved to New York City where he currently…

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