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|

We See You, Sis: Jessica Bledsoe

Jessica Bledsoe, Co-Founder and CEO of Pav*r, says the app helps you develop a better plan for managing your time. Beat the Clock: Having problems getting a handle on your time management? Jessica Bledsoe, Co-Founder and CEO of Pav*r, has the solution. By Tiffany White | Photo by Chanel Nicole Jessica Bledsoe has an instinctive ability for grasping technology. When she was in middle school, she set up her first computer and learned how to install a CD burner – by herself. “No one in my household knew how to set it [the [...]

By |2022-07-29T23:50:02-04:00August 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|

We See You, Sis: Jasemine Reed

Jasemine Reed has developed writing workshops for kids and adults. She also offers a tutoring program for low-income families. Jasemine Reed is helping adults and kids use the art of writing as a means for expressing themselves and discovering their untapped talents. By Carrie Vittitoe | Photo by Kylene White Born in Frankfort, Kentucky but raised in Louisville, Jasemine says she got her interest in writing from her mother, a writer, and her desire to do service for others from her father, who served in the military. These two foci, writing and service, [...]

By |2022-07-13T13:48:30-04:00July 1, 2022|Editorial Sis, We See You Sis|
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