The symbol you clicked on to get here is called the Kota Lion. In a meditation before I was pregnant, my son appeared and drew this symbol in the sand. KotaPress was created as a memorial to our son, Dakota, who died on March 11, 1999 at 4:47pm.

I had carried Kota to full-term and the pregnancy had been perfect, so when he was born-still, it was shocking and overwhelming to say the least.

Out of our extreme grief, we came to decide that we had to do something with the love and energy we had been so ready to focus on our child. And so we set about making our "creative baby," KotaPress. And here we are.


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