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

Advocates In Action

This month, we are celebrating the women who have provided a lifeline to those who need it most. By Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Heather Florance Since 1988, The Center for Women and Families has honored women in the community whose volunteer efforts have made a distinct contribution to the wellbeing of the community. This year’s Women of Distinction honorees offer their insights on how domestic violence impacts the community and their words of hope and encouragement to families whose lives have been touched by domestic turmoil. KARINA BARILLAS, Executive Director, La Casita Center Domestic [...]

By |March 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

A New Leaf

The University of Louisville Volleyball Team in Eco-Friendly Fashion Styled and written by Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair and makeup by Jill Higginbotham and Mariah Sanchez for J Michael’s Spa & Salon Green thinking is redefining how we dress. From sustainable fabrics to recycled materials and thrift-store chic, there’s a shift away from overconsumption towards ecologically-aware wardrobe building. Eager to support this new fashion philosophy, we shopped local for eco-chic looks, then headed to our own rain forest at The Louisville Zoo for a nature-inspired fashion shoot. And, because their generation [...]

Celebrating Galentine’s and Female Friendships

We celebrated female friendships with a Galentine’s night out at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, with special freebies and sponsorships from The Well Now, Calospa, Jeptha Creed, Pappy & Co., New Vibes Wine Co., the Omni Hotel, Today’s Woman Magazine, Incipio Workforce Solutions and The Family Scholar House. Photos by Bill Wine [...]

By |February 23, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Events|

Modern Family: PMS Relief — for the Whole Family

Jean West, who struggled with PMS syndrome for years, shares fresh research and hope for sufferers and those closest to them. By Jean West  |  Photo by Kylene White Our first home in Louisville was an old house in the Highlands, built in 1819. There were three stories and strange little rooms in odd places. I turned one of those small rooms into a closet. Referred to as Mommy’s closet, it probably preserved the mental wellbeing of our young boys — and my marriage at the time. This closet was my refuge when my severe [...]

By |February 16, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|

The Gift of Heartbreak

  By Kaye Stone  |  Photo by Sarah Katherine Davis Photography Breakups hurt. But they can also be the start of something new and better for you. Writer Kaye Stone guides us through what it takes to survive the loss of a love. The heart, an organ with the strength to carry the entire weight of keeping a body alive, is strong, yet so very fragile. We depend on its beat for life. We know if the heart is still working, it’s a sign life is left inside of us — a sign of hope. [...]

By |February 15, 2022|Community & Sisterhood|
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