Publisher’s Blog: October 2022

A Welcomed Seat at the Table Written by Tawana Bain | Photographed by Kylene White This interest in what the experts call “diversity, equity and inclusion” began for me when I was a small girl. My two sisters and I were raised by a single mother in upstate New York. We initially lived in the projects, were a part of the urban/suburban program and were bused from our inner city neighborhood to a predominantly white school. Though the projects we lived in were viewed as crime infested and unsafe, that neighborhood provided some joyous memories [...]

By |2022-11-16T19:43:50-05:00October 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|

Publisher’s Blog: September 2022

What Really Makes You Beautiful? Written by Tawana Bain | Photo by Tawana Bain Beauty, according to Miriam Webster’s online dictionary, is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. For some, when you mention the word beauty, the first thought that comes to mind is the external appearance. While physical appearance shapes so much of who and what is viewed as beautiful in the world, there are many other things that can define beauty. Our ability to create [...]

By |2022-11-16T19:47:48-05:00September 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|

Publisher’s Blog: August 2022

When Hope is Tested Written by Tawana Bain | Photographed by Kylene White The war in Ukraine, mass shootings, the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the transgender debates, negative feuds on social media, January 6th. I don’t know about some of you, but I was confident as we began to reopen post the height of Covid, that somehow things were going to “get back to normal.” Yet the past few months have shown us that the long run effects of isolation, fear and trauma are far from over as we are daily enduring the tragic [...]

By |2022-10-13T16:28:33-04:00August 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|

About Tawana

Tawana Bain’s Vision for Today’s Woman Her ‘Why,’ Her Take on Fear and Her Desire to Build a Sisterhood When Tawana Bain relocated from Miami to Louisville for her job in telecommunications in 2004, she had no intention of staying. A native of Rochester, New York, Tawana describes herself as someone who has always been drawn to the frenetic pace of big cities. But the turning point for Tawana happened during Derby week. “I understood the richness of the community with that week of the Kentucky Derby in 2005, and I made the decision that [...]

By |2023-12-06T03:32:04-05:00July 29, 2022|Publisher's Blog|
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