Phebe Beiser welcomes Kim Gerhold, rapper, performer and deejay, to the Podcast Edition. With compassion and imagination, Kim's words first take us into her world of animals, and how that love inspired her.
Starting out as karaoke deejay, Kim began rapping accidentally, first to mask her singing, then by demand, at a church function. She tells audiences her work is all about showing up, and walking through fears, a lesson learned through many childhood challenges.
While Kim was a Pozzy Award winner this year for her song, Resurrection, her most poignant moment came when she was approached by a ten-year-old, whose father was a heroin addict, and asked to write for him.
“My passion was always in me,” Kim states. “People kept recognizing it in me.”
Links to her video “Resurrection” can be found here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znDH7T4UX4c&feature=youtu.be
She will also be performing as part of the musical, “Be Hopeful,” at the Cincinnati Art Museum in June.