In this interview, Marissa Southards, a Registered Nurse as well as a professional photographer, shares her story about empowering and healing women and girls through her extraordinary gift of photography with just one word. Listen in to see how she combines her nursing skills with her photo shoots for healing.

About Our Guest

Marissa Southards is healthcare professional and an artist. She is a nursing manager with Supplemental Health Care and also the creator of The Awakenings Project – a photographic journey focused on authenticity and actualization for women, girls, and women identifying individuals through the power of self identified word written on the body.

The Awakenings Project began in St. Louis, MO in 2016 and currently has nearly 400 participants, a word list of approximately 500 words, and has visited multiple cities.

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