Phebe Beiser welcomes Kim Gerhold, rapper, performer and deejay, to the Podcast Edition. With compassion and imagination, Kim begins by taking listeners into her world of animals, and sharing how that love inspired her.
In her work as a 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. He asked Kim to write a song for him.
“My passion was always in me,” Kim states. “People kept recognizing it in me.”