Tag Archives: inspiration

May 21

Art & Pie: On making connections, storytelling, and the Professional Life of Amy Evans

 Editor’s note: Amy Evans is a tour-de-force—there’s no way around it. She built the documentary program at the Southern Foodways Alliance, an organization whose mission is to document, study and celebrate the food cultures of the American South. She has been published in Saveur, The Bitter Southerner, The Local Palate, and Cornbread Nation 5: The Best of […]

April 30

In her words: raising a Muslim daughter in America

Editor’s note: I first met Ranna Abduljawad while on assignment for Reveal, a public radio show from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The show’s producers wanted to find out how the Muslim American community was reacting to the recent presidential election, and what they expected from the new administration. Ranna and her family were wonderful ambassadors, […]

January 26

KATE HERNDON TRAVELS

January is rapidly coming to an end, and I sincerely hope that you haven’t given up on those New Year’s Resolutions! Whether you’re still going strong, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon (don’t worry, I won’t tell), you’ve come to the right place. Get ready for some serious inspiration, especially for you travel junkies! […]

October 17

I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME IT WAS OK TO STRUGGLE

Editor’s Note: This post was first published on the blog, Mothering Beyond Expectations.  By: Brittany Rollins Before I had kids, I was an expert in parenting. I’m not sure what gave me such confidence in it because I hadn’t been around babies all that much, but I was certain that it would come naturally. There […]

September 07

THE CALM AFTER THE STORM

Ever lay awake at night and have an internal conversation? Maybe it was everything that had been going on, or maybe it was the medium coffee at 4 p.m. that kept me awake. It’s interesting to me how we break our lives up into spans of time, how we look back on certain periods and […]

August 08

A LETTER OF APOLOGY TO MY LAST BORN

  I don’t know how I found the following post. I stumbled upon it somehow, and I’m glad that I did. You see, I am a “last born,” a last born by far. Before entering kindergarten, my days were spent at home with my mom. She would let me drink leftover cold coffee (for which […]

June 27

FORGET ME KNOTS

FROM A PLACE OF HARDSHIP AND DARKNESS, DEALING WITH ANOREXIA AND DEPRESSION, TAYLLOR LEMPHERS FOUND HERSELF CAUGHT UP IN THE LIE THAT SHE WAS NOT ENOUGH. UNTIL ONE DAY SHE STOPPED RUNNING FROM THE PAST, AND STARTED TO UNDERSTAND HER VALUE. AND TODAY, THROUGH HER JEWELRY BUSINESS, FORGET ME KNOTS (FMKS), SHE ALLOWS HER JOURNEY TO SERVE AS A BEACON OF LIGHT TO WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD. THIS IS HER STORY.