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We are Kara and Hawk Jones, and we live and work on Vashon Island, WA. We co-founded KotaPress together as a way, during grief experiences, to KOTA: Know Ourselves Thru Art. This process started after the death of our first son Dakota in 1999 and continues as we were touched again by grief when our son Mizuko died at birth in 2010 and with the miscarriage of a third child in the Spring of 2013.

I [Kara] am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Public Speaker, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Grief & Creativity Coach, Body & Visual Artist, Faculty at Creative Grief Coaching Studio and published writer.

Hawk has travelled the world singing, done morning drive-time as a talk jock, played guitar in cafes far and wide, had his photography and digital art internationally published, and he is currently exploring Buddhist Studies.

To find out more about us:

All about Mother Henna aka Kara

Photographer behind Kotagraph

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