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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles.

I’m Christon and joining us today is Kim Fuller of Kim fuller photography.

I know you have some other things but you’re also a SIREN coop member.

I am and very excited to be.

How long have you been a member?

Wow, almost from the beginning because it hasn’t been quite a year yet

that it’s been around, but yeah I came in pretty early so I’m excited about that.

Welcome to The La Sirena Siren Cooperative Series.

Thank you.

Which is a little bit more on the personal side,

but we’d like an overview of your business,

before we get to know you a little bit better.

First of all, thank you for having me,

because I’ve been following you for a long time.

Oh , Thank you!

My business has been evolving

I’ve been a photographer for you know 30 years,

but I’m starting to use my photography along with mindfulness,

to help women really,

really see who they are.

I do everything from empowerment shoots,

branding shoots for their businesses and

trying to capture something that they feel is authentic to them.

We get away from sort of that stagnant you know coffee cup on the white bed,

kind of business shot, because that’s really not everyone, and so I’m

trying to pull out something in them that they feel attracts the kind of

clients that they want to work with, first of all. I really feel like the more

authentic we can be, the more, the more our life can feel a little freer

especially in our businesses, so I do that and then along with that, a little

mindfulness coaching, along with the photo shoots, as well as, just separately.

With all of your background and your diverseness,

What are some of the hobbies, on the side that, or activities, that inspire you or get you get lost in ?

I study Buddhism so I do a lot of reading and try to listen

to a lot of YouTube videos from various monks and teachers, so that’s a

lot of work, but I love it. I’m just kind of a nerd in the analytical side of

the life so Buddhism is my analytical…

An analytical Buddhist?

I know, imagine that? Well Buddhism is very analytical at least Tibetan Buddhism is.

There’s a lot of layers to it and so

it gets me really thinking, it gets me really thinking and then meditation along with that.

I really love just going out and hiking in the woods and and being,

being on the water as much as possible and just sitting and being.

Is that your favorite thing about Aquidneck Island?

Oh my god yes, like that hour between like

5 and 7 or 8PM, when the sun’s going down my husband and I

just get the chair out, we get our snacks and go down to the beach and it’s

like a big exhale. I just love it, that’s my favorite thing about living near the beach,

is you can just pop down there in a second.

What are some of the things in life that have made you who you are today, that have motivated you?

I would have to say my kids more than anything, my own children and they just,

this generation is so smart to me. I just think they have a lot of tools at their fingertips

and they’re using them really well.

My youngest son is adopted and he has inspired me in a different way than my other kids did,

because he came from such a tough beginning, which I did not have at all, so

I didn’t really know a lot about that kind of thing, so he’s particularly

motivated me, so much so that I wrote a book and did a TED talk.

The book is called Finding and it brings in my whole Buddhist practice and how that helped me

get through the whole adoption slash issues that my son had.

“Our son” had, I always say that, but the whole family…

Changing peoples lives, even in the household.

Would you say that there’s any three women in in the world, in your life, that have helped you become the person you are today?

Yeah you know, like you said, and I know in a previous interview that I watched,

my daughter inspires me every day. She’s so creative and she’s a go-getter.

She doesn’t let anything, like you said, like she knows,

No Fear

Very little fear and she battles a touch of anxiety,

but she’s really learned to overcome that and I’m very proud of her

for doing that and she looks for tools to do it.

She has a great role model.

Well thank you and

I really love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez I always mess up her name Ocasio-Cortez the new U.S. Representative.

She’s the Hispanic woman who came from literally like working in a restaurant,

grassroots, and became a U.S. Representative and she is kicking butt.

and I love her because she didn’t let the fact that she came from a grassroots

organization or worked in a restaurant to stop her from making change in the world.

I really admire her.

She’s motivated.

Yeah and then I would say my grandmother because I think that she was

she was from that generation where women didn’t necessarily have careers but she

was a legal secretary and I think if it been this time, now, she would have been a lawyer for sure.

She would get dressed every day with the pin and the buttons and do the whole thing.

It was great, she was very inspiring.

If you were gonna look back at yourself, younger, what would you give yourself for advice?

Wear more bikinis!

Let it go, Let it go!

Cause something is happening with this body!

Something is happening with this body and I’m just not recognizing it

so I’m saying wear more bikinis girls ! Show what you got it!

Let’s get real

We are not getting any younger over here.

I’II love my body for what it serves me

and how its help me get my kids and the whole thing but yeah,

wear more bikinis!

High-five on that!

Well thank you so much for joining us today.

We hope to learn more about you in the near future and

we look forward to seeing you on

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