Kimberly Yim — Blog
To My Kids. Lessons I Learned While Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dear Malia and Scotty, As you know it was a year ago today that I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with fourteen other women. What you might not know is hiking to over 19,000 feet was never on my life’s bucket list. It actually took me over six months to say “yes” to the...
Despite Being Disappointed With Myself, I Take The Next Step
I am so weak. Weak of heart, weak of emotional strength and I'm constantly distracted. This is my assessment in looking back and wondering why it has taken me six months to sit still, reflect, and write about my time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the...
One Million Thumbprints: What I Never Want To Forget #1
Relentless violence has plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo for decades. Ushered in by King Leopold from Belgium in 1885, this lush country with bountiful resources was pillaged at the directive of the king in a desperate and ruthless attempt to claim a part of...
It has been just over a week since I returned home from the epic One Million Thumbprint trip which took me to DR Congo and later to summit the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. To be honest, it has been a bit of a transition back...
Less Than 24 Hours
In less than 24 hours I leave for DR Congo and Tanzania with One Million Thumbprints. I have feelings of excitement and fear and curiosity. I feel both brave and scared out of my mind. But with all the conflicting heightened emotions, I also feel at peace. I am...
One Million Thumbprints: What My “Yes!” Means
This is what my "Yes!" means. I am excited to announce that on February 26, 2016 (26 days!!!) I will be traveling to DR Congo and Tanzania with an amazing group of women (and 1 man) all who have joined the One Million Thumbprints campaign. As part of this campaign we...
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