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Publisher’s Blog: January 2023

Let It Go, Sis Written by Tawana Bain | Photo by Dick Arnspiger Is it a cliche to say that a new year should bring a new beginning? Maybe so, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Studies have shown that 91% of new year’s resolutions don’t stick, but if everyone in America made one, that would still be over 301 million that did work. And not just work, but work out, lose weight, save money, quit smoking, and spend more time with family since those are the top resolutions.  And if those statistics [...]

By |January 1, 2023|Publisher's Blog|

Publisher’s Blog: December 2022

Hold Space for Her Written by Tawana Bain | Photo by Tawana Bain Recently I was presented with the opportunity to support a dear friend who was being recognized for her outstanding leadership and noteworthy accomplishments. As I looked around the stunning event space and at all the beautiful people in attendance, the highlight for me was her, and the overwhelming joy it gave me to see her celebrated and honored for the amazing woman she is.    While only a select few were invited, I was caught off guard by some dismissive energy. Some [...]

By |December 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|

Publisher’s Blog: November 2022

The Power of Becoming Ageless Written by Tawana Bain | Photographed by Kylene White The first time I noticed age was a label used to limit women professionally and personally was when I was fresh out of college. I remember someone telling me that it would take me 10 years to do something that I wanted to do simply because I was a recent college grad. Being a new professional in the workforce that was an a-ha moment for me. To have someone determine for me that I couldn’t do something because of my age [...]

By |November 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|

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 |October 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 |September 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 |August 1, 2022|Publisher's Blog|
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