We See You, Sis: Ashley Tuggle

From Struggle to Success: An interest in fitness and nutrition helped this single mom overcome a devastating loss and revamp her life. Written by Taylor Riley | Photo by 2Much Visuals There’s a saying that “adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” For Ashley Tuggle, this couldn’t be truer. A string of unhealthy relationships, dead-end jobs and an ongoing battle to raise three kids by herself, led the DMV- (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area native to relocate to Louisville 12 years ago. The decision to restart her life in Derby City appeared to be the right one [...]

By |2023-02-03T12:41:16-05:00February 3, 2023|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Shantil Newton

The Ultimate Goal-Getter: A five-year plan and savvy real estate investments was all Shantil Newton needed to attain financial freedom. Written by Diane R. Paylor | Photo by Kylene White Shantil Newton had aspirations of becoming a multi-millionaire and retiring by her 30th birthday. Though she didn’t know how she would make it happen, she held tight to her dream believing that she would find a way. After earning a Master’s degree at the age of 22, she landed a full-time job with an annual salary of $50,000 per year. Like any newly employed young [...]

By |2022-12-31T00:59:25-05:00January 1, 2023|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Molly Jones

Fulfilling a Legacy of Hope: After losing her son to suicide six years ago, Molly Jones founded a nonprofit and a music festival to help raise awareness about mental health. Written by Lennie Omalza| Photo by Mary Helen Nunn “I want to help mankind.” That was the final line on the note that Pete Jones left for his family when he ended his life in 2016. Since then, his mother and siblings have been doing all they can to fulfill his wish. “He was such a great guy,” Molly Jones says of her son Pete, [...]

By |2022-12-02T13:21:08-05:00December 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Angela Burton

Igniting the Writer's Fire: Angela Burton’s writing program for seniors is proving that it’s never too late to tell your life story. Written by Sarah Kinbar | Photo by Kylene White Quite often the best ideas start as a passion project in someone’s living room. Stoked by the fury of a vision, many people set out to create something special, strike gold and never look back. That’s Angela Burton’s story in a nutshell. Inspired by her father who, as he aged, spent years writing stories, essays, and poems; an idea was sparked that guiding seniors [...]

By |2022-11-03T16:10:32-04:00November 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Sara Jessick

Deaf Pride: Sara Jessick uses her voice and talents to advocate for herself and other members of the d/Deaf community. By Diane R. Paylor | Photo by Kylene White There’s a noticeable intentionality in Sara Jessick’s voice as she explains there are various terms within the Disability community to describe individuals with hearing-loss. “You can say Deaf (with a capital D) which refers to Deaf culture and community, or can be when someone has hearing loss and uses ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate, or a mix of signing and voice. There is deaf with [...]

By |2022-10-17T19:16:53-04:00October 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Jazzlin Hamilton

Today's Woman Social Media Specialist Jazzlin Hamilton finished as 2nd runner up at the 2022 Miss Kentucky pageant. Beauty, Grace & Strong: Even a traumatic brain injury couldn’t stop this young tour de force. By Diane R. Paylor | Photo by Rob Metzger Photography Jazzlin Hamilton says she never saw herself as a pageant girl. In 2018, during her freshman year at Western Kentucky University, she was asked to participate in the Ms. Black Western pageant. Despite having no experience, the broadcast journalism major who minored in musical theater said yes. She didn’t [...]

By |2022-09-27T20:33:24-04:00September 27, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|
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