All posts tagged: woman

Yasmin Dar: Embracing Life

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Yasmin Dar’s name might ring a bell for Hawaiʻi residents from when she was traffic anchor for KITV4’s morning show.  In 2011, she departed for Eugene, Oregon to become an evening news anchor for KVAL.  However, soon after giving birth to her first born, her and her husband realized “home” was the best place to be.  Yasmin stays busy with her current role as digital media specialist for Governor David Ige along with co-managing a business and raising […]

Mikhaila Christian: Passion and Drive

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Photo by Kaimana Pinē Don’t let this personable, Latina mix beauty deceive you.  Mikhaila Christian is a force of nature.  She launched two businesses and a non-profit within the last two years and is excited about future collaborations.  “I’m either all in or not,” says the 28-year-old Los Angeles native. Mikhaila grew up in foster care and lost her parents through illness.  Her mother died from HIV and her father from cancer.  She emancipated herself […]

Lauren Williams: Creating A Sense of Place

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Photo by Eric Miyasato Hawaiʻi is home for me.  For nearly 11 years, I’ve been living in a culture that resonates with me.  I lived most of my life in communities where being the only Asian kid was normal but my parents raised me in a home where being kind and selfless was customary.  Embracing everyone and welcoming them into your home was the norm.  After I graduated college, I wanted to move.  I didn’t […]

Alice Inoue: Define, Align, and Balance

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Hawaii

Photo: Eric Miyasato Alice Inoue has been on an inspiring path for nearly fifteen years and leads a life most of wish we had the courage to live.  She wakes up every morning with so much excitement and joy.  “I call this internal expression divine inspiration,” says the University of California alumna.  “I love what I do.” Inspiring others towards seeing new possibilities is a mission Alice and I share.  Alice is a Life Guide […]

Lena’s Story: Letting The Chapter End

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Hawaii

Photo: Eric Miyasato For some of us, our early childhood hold memories of an intact family – attending family functions together, camping, vacationing Lake Tahoe, making ono (delicious) dishes in the family kitchen, and going to the beach.  For Lena Hanson, these are her childhood memories.  “I loved being with my family”, says the successful Hawaiʻi make-up artist.  Having a routine and just knowing that her family was there gave Lena comfort.  However, her parents […]