From The Salon to the Track | Celebrating Women’s Legacy in Kentucky’s Beauty Industry

  Written By: Di Tran The Prominence of Nail Salons in Kentucky The prominence of nail salons in Kentucky, predominantly owned by the Vietnamese and other Asian communities, is a reflection of a larger national trend. This trend began in the 1970s when actress Tippi Hedren introduced the art of manicures to a group of Vietnamese women in a refugee camp in California. This act of kindness sparked a passion for nail care among Vietnamese immigrants, leading to the establishment of nail salons across the United States. In Kentucky, these salons are not merely businesses [...]

How She Derby’s

PENNY CHENERY Paving the Way for Women in Horse Racing and Beyond It was May 5, 1973, a perfect Saturday—partly cloudy, 67 degrees.  A woman gazes onto a fast track. Her focus narrowed on a gorgeous chestnut trotting to the gate. Emotions are high as she watches the thirteen-horse field being loaded into the gate one by one. The 99th running of the Kentucky Derby was about to begin, and Penny Chenery was hungry for her second Kentucky Derby win with Secretariat. The gates open, the horses charge, and history is being made once again [...]

Begin Again Soulstice Retreat

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in the land of cork trees, storks, olives and oranges, otherwise known to us all as Portugal, Gret Batchelar, a yogic fairy godmother issued an enchanting invitation to yogis from far and wide to join with her to Begin Again.She was taking her Soulstice Yoga Studio on Tour and magic-ing up a yoga retreat, run by she and her Conscious Working fairies. Seduced by this intriguing proposition to a January re-set, quite a random yaggle of yogis( as I am unaware of the collective noun for a [...]

Anne Braden | The Voice of Change

In the midst of Louisville’s vibrant history stands a figure of relentless courage, a woman whose name is synonymous with the civil rights movement and the ongoing fight for justice and equality. Anne Braden, a southern woman who stood up against the currents of her time, remains one of the most influential figures in Louisville's battle for civil rights. As we celebrate Women's Empowerment and Women's History Month, we turn the spotlight on her legacy, examining how her efforts have sowed the seeds of change that continue to flourish in our community today. Anne Braden's [...]

By |2024-03-26T12:37:46-04:00March 26, 2024|Celebrating the Years, Digital Exclusives|

The Big Picture: Tiandra Robinson

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.22.3"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.22.3"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_post_title author="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" _builder_version="3.2.2" title_font="|700|||||||" title_font_size="37px"][/et_pb_post_title][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.22.3" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_image src="https://todayswomannow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/TiandraBigPicture4061WEB.jpg" align="center" force_fullwidth="on" align_tablet="center" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Featured Image" _builder_version="3.23.3"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Image Caption" _builder_version="3.23.3" text_font="||on||||||" text_text_color="#6d6d6d" text_font_size="10px" text_orientation="center" max_width="90%" module_alignment="center" saved_tabs="all"] Tiandra M. Robinson, college access counselor and marketing consultant at T. Marie Consulting, says, "My family, first, and foremost, is what really matters, but outside of that, pushing students to pursue higher education and working with small and black-owned businesses to help them succeed in this current climate." [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.22.3" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.23.3"] Tiandra M. Robinson [...]

By |2020-11-19T17:43:09-05:00November 27, 2020|Celebrating the Years, Living|

The Big Picture: Michelle Jones

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.22.3"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.22.3"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_post_title author="off" comments="off" featured_image="off" _builder_version="3.2.2" title_font="|700|||||||" title_font_size="37px"][/et_pb_post_title][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.22.3" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47"][et_pb_image align="center" force_fullwidth="on" align_tablet="center" align_last_edited="on|desktop" admin_label="Featured Image" _builder_version="3.23.3" src="https://todayswomannow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/MichelleJones2539AWEB.jpg"][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label="Image Caption" _builder_version="3.23.3" text_font="||on||||||" text_text_color="#6d6d6d" text_font_size="10px" text_orientation="center" max_width="90%" module_alignment="center" saved_tabs="all"] Michelle Jones, executive director of The Pete Foundation, says, "What really matters to me is mental health and wellness, helping others understand this topic better, and creating positive changes for the health and wellbeing of individuals in our community. I lost my brother and best friend, Pete, to suicide a few years ago. My family and I started the [...]

By |2020-11-19T17:49:20-05:00November 24, 2020|Celebrating the Years, Living|
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