This set was inspired by Dr Kumapley’s work to help relieve the suffering of others, both overseas and at home. I was drawn to Ghana’s flag for the color palette. Green is the color of harmony, hope and renewal. The yellow dyed Mother of Pearl beads represent love and again hope. I choose red pearls for many reasons: the color for her work in pharmaceuticals; in ancient Persian culture, pearls are created when rainbows touch the earth (the rainbow to also remind us of her work with Autism.) and in ancient Japanese culture pearls are the tears of angels. All of this created an adjustable 19.5” – 20.5” necklace, an 11.5” claspless bracelet and 3.5” earrings.
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About Dr. Genevieve Kumapley
Dr. Genevieve Kumapley is the Founder and Executive Director of MyGOAL Autism. MyGOAL Autism is an organization that exists to help people and families facing autism. This is done through education and providing connections to support, treatment, and advocacy for individuals in the autistic community. She is currently a Fellow in the NJ LEND Program, New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program. This program prepares the next generation of health and allied health leaders to address the needs of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“I’ve gone from despair to hopefulness, from fear to faith, from helplessness to advocacy.”