As the youngest member to hit the airwaves on the "95 KSJ Breakfast Club", I spent my first two years at KSJ pouring coffee and running errands for the staff & occasionally making an on-air appearance or two with Dan & Shelby. Hoping that someday I'd be a part of the number ONE morning show on the Gulfcoast. In 2012 all that pouring coffee paid off, with me joining the Breakfast Club. I fell in love with broadcasting when I was only 7 years old. I said the Pledge of Allegiance with Dan & Shelby (somewhere that audio is still hanging around one of our studios). At 17, I attended a high school leaders community event, that our very own Program Director, Bill Black, was attending. I announced to Bill that I was going to work for him and 95KSJ someday... the rest is history. I'm now 20 and I firmly believe I have the best job EVER, and it keeps getting better everyday. You can catch me stirring up trouble on the 95KSJ Breakfast Club with Dan & Shelby throughout the week!
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My little Hawaiian sister from another mister, Shelby Mitchell.
A Kentucky woman with terminal cancer is helping spread a message that people can still feel beautiful and sexy. Jill Conley, 35, was first diagnosed at age 31 and now has incurable stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasized her bones. In August she took a five day trip to Paris where, where high fashion photographer Sue Bryce offered to take elegant shots of her around the City of Light.
Photo courtesy of Hailey Bartholemew
"God has a plan for me, this is what I have, so accept it, embrace it, be proud of it, and rock it." Conley said. "I just want men & women all around the world to feel confident about their bodies even if they don't have cancer... Accept your body and embrace it."
photo courtesy of hailey Bartholemew
Jill underwent a double mastectomy says she decided not to wear a prosthesis for the photoshoot because she does not wear one in real life.
Conley, who lives in Louisville with her husband, Bart, were able to take the magical trip thanks to childhood friend Nikki Closser, a wedding photographer in Seattle. Closser took shots of Brzezinski-Conley that she wanted to submit to magazines for breast cancer awareness month in October.
Closser was able to get in touch with Bryce through a creativeLIVE online workshop and passed the photos along for Bryce to critique. Bryce, who then spoke with Brzezinski-Conley on Skype, was so moved by the story that she contacted both women and invited Brzezinski-Conley to Paris three weeks later. Videographer Hailey Bartholomew was also there to film a moving documentary titled "The Light That Shines."
Check out her inspiring video below!
Conley’s positive outlook throughout her illness has inspired those around her, who hope the photos can lift the spirits of others in similar situations.
“If we can show everybody through her how to just be so beautiful with those scars out, that anybody could pretty much confront anything themselves after seeing something that beautiful,’’ Bryce says in the documentary. “I will say the entire time that she was without clothes, I never saw any scars on her body. I only saw this incredible smile.”