My guest for Happy Hour #99 is Kate Braun. Kate is the author of kateandbraun.com. She's out to love others passionately and educate them gracefully about living with dwarfism. She and her husband are newlyweds living in Lincoln, Nebraska with their new puppy Louie.

In our conversation, Kate shares the beauty in the joys and struggles of living with a disability. She tells about her experience being born with dwarfism and growing up in a small town. She describes a confident adolescence that wained a bit as her circles grew in college.

Kate’s insight and wisdom on how to treat and respond to people that are different is so helpful. She shares what words and questions are appropriate to use, and what is hurtful. And if you have ever met someone with dwarfism, but have been afraid to ask how they drive, where they buy clothes, or what their house is like, you can wonder no more. Kate answers those questions and does a great job of encouraging people to ask questions rather than stare or stay silent.

I think you guys are going to love Kate and love hearing her insight. Make sure to check out her website too for some of the entries that we chat about in the show.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Influence Network

Kate's Post: Please Stop Taking Photos of Me

Happy Hour #38: Susie Davis

Little People of America

Little Couple

Little People, Big World

Hope Heals by Jay & Katherine Wolf + Unafraid by Susie Davis

What Kate is loving: enjoying summer in Nebraska, her puppy Louie, Pons shoes

Connect with Kate

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


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Slavery exists now more than ever. Today, there are 45 million men, women, girls and boys being bought, sold, trafficked and used against their will. Girls like Mien who was sold and trafficked to a brothel in Cambodia when she was just 14 years old. But there is hope. International Justice Mission is working day and night, relentlessly searching for each and every one of these lives. And when they free ONE life, they search for the next and the next and the next… Making them the largest international anti-slavery organization in the world. And if this problem seems too big for them to handle alone, you’re right. So there’s a way for you to be a part: Freedom Sunday. The idea is simple, on September 25th, 2016 your church will dedicate its service to FREEDOM – it's just one Sunday to awaken God’s people and answer his called to see slavery end for good. From the lobby, to the message, to the media –  your church will experience God’s love for justice, and be given the opportunity to join His work in ending slavery. Would you commit to asking your pastor to host a Freedom Sunday?  Someone from IJM will personally walk you through the process and give you everything you need including talking points, videos and FAQs. Commit today, go to their site and click on “host a Freedom Sunday”!