Karen J. Anderson loves to tell a good story and believes in the power of laughter regardless of the form. Yet, she understands the need for the truth. Born in Fort Worth, Texas during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, she later received her bachelors from Texas Christian University. She photographs, writes and draws. She is working on her Masters at the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago. Freedom Ain’t Free includes three pieces that speak to the struggles we have encountered through slavery, brutality and injustice but we are not defeated. We fight on.