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Nothing is Quite as Powerful as Sisters Rising Together –KSR.

 

Kay and Kim Meet Again At The Garden Party

 

~~~~I’ d like to introduce you to my brilliant, artist friend, Elizabeth Cassidy— She is an Illustrator, Peace Lover, Founder of Little Love Letters, Peaceful Revolution & The Odd Sister Greeting Cards, whom happens to live in the Big Apple.

At first, we had only met virtually as we had the same passions about art, poetry, writing, and changing the world. We had also written for an online magazine called, Skirt.

 

But we shared another story; Elizabeth’s family member, Kathy McCormack, was allegedly murdered by her estranged husband, Robert Durst. You may have heard of him in the media. There’s been several stories and documentaries about him.

 

Thus, this parallel caused Elizabeth and I to become fast friends.

Meeting in Napa was a Blast!

  • Elizabeth’s Story:

My family member, Kathy McCormack was only 29 when she disappeared. If you ask me, she didn’t just vanish. She was killed by her husband (a term he never deserved) Robert Durst. The agony it put my aunt’s family through still haunts me. Kathy and her family came to my parents home for barbecues and family events, and I always tell people she laughed at all my father’s jokes and my three younger brothers were smitten by her. She was really a nice person. A person who was going to become a doctor and work with kids. That never happened, because Durst couldn’t stand losing his control. Kathy has never been found. Durst is now is jail awaiting trial for another murder.

 

  • Kim’s Story:

As many of you already know, my sister was executed by her estranged husband on May 26, 2010. He left work early that day saying he had several appointments. One of his appointments was to kill my sister. As she was getting ready to go for her daily walk, he grabbed his gun, walked up behind her shooting her three times in the head. He then shot himself in the left temple. The world darkened, shook, and stood silent for two years.

 

That was then…

 

Today is a new day.  A new horizon.

 

More about light than darkness. More about rising than falling. More about living than dying.

 

Today is not about victimization; it is about solutions, hope, empowerment, and moving forward from where we find ourselves.

 

Together, Elizabeth and I are rising from darkness by telling our stories and offering education to women about domestic abuse.

 

One thing I can guarantee is this: There is HOPE for a better life!

 

***Here are some things “YOU” can do TODAY:

 

  • Purchase Elizabeth’s’ Cards!

 

~Elizabeth:

“When I designed this “Odd Sisters” card, I was working on a title. I put the art up on Facebook and Kim wrote, how about “Kay and Kim” and someone else mentioned a garden party. I put the 2 together and named it “Kay And Kim Meet Again At The Garden Party.” It was my little tribute to Kay.

A portion of money from these cards will go to Save Haven in Duluth, Minnesota.”

Link to A Peaceful Revolution: Littlelovelettersapeacefulrevolution.com

Link to order Kay And Kim Meet Again At The Garden Party: Kay and Kim’s Etsy Page

Plus the other Odd Sisters’ cards are amusing.  Is Elizabeth allowed to say that? Well, I think she just did.

  • Call the National Domestic Hotline: 1 800 799 7233
  • Call Safe Have in Duluth, MN: 1 218 728 6481
  • Call CASDA in Wisconsin: 1 800 649 2921

 

Safe Haven Site for women in the Duluth Area: http://safehavenshelter.org/

—–  You. Are. Not. Alone.

You are worthy. You are amazing. You are blessed. You are RISING.


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31 Comments

  • Reply
    lisa thomson
    August 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    That’s a gorgeous card, Kim! How lovely Elizabeth created this in honor of Kay. I will definitely be purchasing. Elizabeth, I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t recognize this monster’s name. It’s so important that we hear and learn about these stories as it could happen to anyone. We must remain vigilant in our self awareness and getting out of potentially dangerous domestic situations. Love and hugs to you both!

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    Elephants Child
    August 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Hooray for sisters. Sisters of the heart. Empowering sisters everywhere.
    Thank you both.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Yes!
      Together, we can start a revolution! Don’t you agree, Sue?! xx

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    Nan
    August 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for the introduction to an amazing woman and her craft!

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    Jeri
    August 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing this and for the introduction to Elizabeth.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 14, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Nice to meet you, Elizabeth! Thank YOU, Kim!

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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Thanks for reading, Angie.
      Together, we will change the world, right? !! xx

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    Debbie
    August 14, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Ooh, best of luck for success with these cards — what an amazing, empowering story! Thank you, Kim, for introducing us to Elizabeth. I’m praying for a peaceful world where nobody has to be violated in any way!

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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Debbie,
      alone….
      we can do little,
      but together,
      OMMMGggg, we can begin a beautiful revolution! xx

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    Gary Sidley
    August 14, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Such a worthy and much-needed campaign. I wish you both success in your future endeavours.

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    Minnesota Prairie Roots
    August 14, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Dearest Kim and Elizabeth,

    I am deeply sorry for your losses. I am thankful you found each other because you two need each other. And together you are making a difference through the sharing of your stories, your honesty, your education and now this art endeavor. Bless you both for rising above your grief to speak the truth, to give others HOPE.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

      As you know, Audrey,
      EDUCATION is KEY.
      When we know better, We Do Better.
      thank you, as always, for your support & encouragement. xx

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    Dad
    August 14, 2018 at 8:50 am

    thanks Kim for always helping us to never forget Kay. I’m also sorry for Elizabeth’s loss

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    Mandy
    August 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    <3

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    Barbara
    August 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    What a wonderful ‘kismet’ kind of moment, Kim. The cards a beautiful. I hope the sales go through the roof!
    xob

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    Sandra
    August 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Great women doing great things. Thanks for introducing us to Elizabeth.

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    Christine
    August 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    OH, the JOY in finding sisters that inspire and encourage and add more light to our world! I am so glad you two found each other and share in the mission of awareness and empowering women to be brave. It’s lovely to “meet” Elizabeth and my gosh, what an agonizing experience to endure, with such a loss. Elizabeth, I’m heartbroken for you. Your artwork is mesmerizing and enchanting. GORGEOUS and so unique. I just love that it was named in Kay’s honor. THANK YOU BOTH for all you do in and through your passionate purpose of saving souls everywhere. My gosh, is there anything more important?

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      My Inner Chick
      August 16, 2018 at 5:01 am

      No, Chris,
      nothing is more important than saving souls!
      You. Know.
      I just love your comments sooo much!)))) xxxxx

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    Balroop Singh
    August 15, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Yes! together we rise and inspire, Kim and Elizabeth. Lovely card and you both look beautiful in that picture. Thanks for the shout out against those monsters who think of disrespecting women.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 16, 2018 at 5:02 am

      Thanks, as always, for you support & encouragement, Ballroop! xx

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    Dana
    August 16, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Lovely cards! I’m sorry that you and Elizabeth are connected by grief, but it is amazing that you can use that connection to make a difference. For good, and in honor of Kay and Kathy.

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    Mike
    August 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Great cards and a wonderful connection with Elizabeth! As always your posts have not missed a beat. I hope this finds you well, Kim! 🙂

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    Lady Fi
    August 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    It’s amazing what wonderful things you two can do!

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    Leeca
    August 22, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Kim Sisto-Robinson, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.

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