The birth of Kids Share Workshops and The Stymied Optimist

Kristina Applegate founded Kids Share Workshops (KSW), which ran from 2008-2017, ending in Zambia with World Vision. KSW was a children's writing and art workshop that published stories from three continents. Growing up with dyslexia, Kristina struggled with reading books and grammar. She never dreamed she could be a writer. Teaching children to be confident learners despite all obstacles gave Kristina the courage to create Kids Share Workshops and her first blog, The Stymied Optimist. Her focus now is creating weekly fictional short stories, by exploring the world of marvelous realism and linking the real world with the supernatural world. Kristina's primary goal is to make you think while bridging reality with the fascination of the unknown.

*This image was taken by Kids Share filmmaker Wari Om, while filming on the Lower Zambezi River for Kids Share Zambia. We stayed at Kiambi Lodge, lower Zambezi national forest.


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