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Disrupt The Everyday Podcast

Jun 13, 2022

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On this episode we are joined by Katherine Klimitas. Katherine has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, better known as Brittle Bone Disease, resulting in her frequently breaking bones (over 500 by the age of ten) and shares her experiences both growing up and being an entrepreneur. On this episode we discuss:

  • Katherine discovering her talent for art at a young age

  • Leveraging your talent to make a living

  • Inclusion in the classroom

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About Katherine in her words

“Some believe in destiny and some believe in fate, but I believe that happiness is something we create.” If you’re a Sugarland fan, too, then you recognize this lyric. It’s my favorite from their hit song, Something More.

It’s completely true. We’re presented opportunities for happiness in life and work. But unless we make the effort to pursue those opportunities, we’ll never know what it means to be happy.

I’m Katherine Klimitas, artist, speaker, author and graphic designer.

I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta, better known as Brittle Bone Disease. I get around in an electric wheelchair. I’m 2 feet, 7 inches tall. And by age 10, I had broken 500+ bones. But there was no way my parents and I were going to let my disease dictate my happiness. They made me want to make something of myself, and I was going to be happy doing it—end of story.

During my senior year at Loyola University, I started KAK Art & Designs. While my services have changed since 2011, I’ve stayed focused on 2 key areas: 1) expanding my reach and capabilities as a watercolor artist; and 2) motivating others to contribute to their communities.

After owning my business for nearly a decade, what keeps me striving for something more?

I want my work to bring people joy.

I paint, speak, write, donate my paintings to animal causes and take on music industry creative projects.