COORDINATES: The VERY BEGINNING

I DISTINCTLY REMEMBER THE MOMENT I SAW A MAP OF THE WORLD FOR THE FIRST TIME. I WAS 5 YEARS OLD, AND A YOUNG WOMAN WAS SPEAKING TO OUR CLASS ABOUT THE PLACES THAT SHE HAD TRAVELED. SHE OPENED UP A MAP OF THE WORLD, AND FOR ME, THAT WAS IT. THAT WAS EVERYTHING. I WAS HOOKED. EVERY DECISION FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE WOULD BE BASED ON THAT DEFINING MOMENT OF INSPIRATION.

COORDINATES: THE LAUNCH

FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING STORIES, IMAGES, AND EXPERIENCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. FOR ME, COORDINATES OF HER° IS A PLATFORM IN WHICH I CAN SHARE THE MOMENTS I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE IN AN EFFORT TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO GO OUT AND TO SEE THE WORLD.  COH° IS ALSO A SPACE IN WHICH I CAN SHARE MY PASSION TO BRING ABOUT A DEEPER AWARENESS OF THE NEED THAT IS SO GREAT AND TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THOSE AROUND THE WORLD WHO DON'T HAVE A VOICE. 

I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT HAVE PUSHED ME, CHALLENGED ME, AND FORCED ME TO NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF MY DREAMS. YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU HAVE INSPIRED ARE ENDLESS.

HERE IS A JOURNAL OF MY TRAVELS, THE PEOPLE ON MY JOURNEY, THE ARCHITECTURE THAT HOLDS ME IN THE PHYSICAL, THE LANDSCAPES THAT INSPIRE ME TOWARDS THE NON-PHYSICAL, AND THE DEFINING MOMENTS THAT MAKE ME WHO I AM. 

THIS IS MY SOMETHING. THESE ARE MY COORDINATES.

KRISTI BAILEY