Community & Sisterhood2022-09-07T14:26:19-04:00

The Year of the Woman

A Midterms Breakdown Written by Terrance A. Sullivan, J.D. | Illustration by Branden Barker The 2022 midterm election is one of the most consequential elections in our time. Sure, people say this seemingly at every election, but this year is different because both literally and figuratively, women are on the ballot. Following the recent shenanigans (to put it mildly) of the Supreme Court, there is no greater call to action around women than this off-year election. As the national anti-women rhetoric has permeated, so too has the threat encroached upon the local level. One of the [...]

By |November 9, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, The Weigh In|

Modern Family: Do We Have an Expiration Date?

When an older, grayer Jean West returned triumphantly to television news, the backlash drove her to call her colorist. Now, she issues a wake-up call on the age discrimination women face at the news desk and in the workplace. Written by Jean West | Photo by Kylene White It came out of the blue. Several years after I had retired from my 22-year tenure as anchor and reporter for WHAS, I got up one morning, turned on my computer and received an unexpected email notification. The subject line said “Hello from WAVE 3!” I clicked [...]

By |November 3, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

Ex in the City: Dating After Divorce

Moving on shouldn't have a timeline or set of rules. But Dr. Ashley Anderson shares her thoughts on when the time is right to re-enter the dating world. Written by Ashley Anderson | Photo by Kylene White Giving love another chance — that’s probably one of the most complex decisions to make after you’ve made the decision to leave a relationship. After spending time and building a foundation with someone you thought you knew, but who turned out to be someone completely different, it’s hard to trust anyone again, especially someone new. There also seems to [...]

By |November 3, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

2022 Miss Black Kentucky USA

Ariel Thompson being crowned Miss Black Kentucky USA. Ariel will represent Kentucky in the Miss Black USA competition. The Miss Black Kentucky USA pageant made its return last month after more than a decade-long hiatus. Written by Diane R. Paylor | Photos by Terrence Humphrey Executive Produced by Dr. Ashley Anderson, 15 women brought beauty, intelligence and elegance to the Memorial Auditorium stage and competed for scholarship money for their educational endeavors. The winners were selected from three age divisions – Nia Franklin (Teen), and Ariel Thompson (Miss), Dominique Joy Thompson (Ms). All [...]

By |November 3, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

Daring to Live Differently: 3 Independent Women in the Disability Community

“So many people can’t believe how long I’ve been out on my own; they told me at the nursing home (that) I’d ‘never survive’ on my own.” — Jackie K. The 36 million American women who are part of the disability community face daily challenges in a world that’s not designed to meet their needs. Here, the stories of three who overcame obstacles to live independently and happily on their own terms. Written by Gioia Patton | Photos by Mary Helen Nunn In her apartment, you might find Jackie K. listening to audiobooks or [...]

By |October 10, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

A New Chapter Begins

Dr. Ashley Anderson Wants to Uplift Women and Girls with the Miss Black Kentucky USA Scholarship Pageant. Written by Dr. Ashley Anderson | Photo by Kylene White About a month after I filed for divorce, I found myself standing in the mirror staring at someone I didn’t recognize. My eyes looked tired. My skin looked dull. It was like the entire situation had begun to suck the vibrancy from my soul. I was disgusted — not because the marriage was ending but because I’d sacrificed myself. I’d spent so much time and energy trying to [...]

By |October 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|
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