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Dr. Katie Drake Sherer’s Battle With Eating Inspired Career Choices

By |October 4th, 2017|FAMILY & HOME, Health, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Photos and story by Vicki Bennington Looking back, Dr. Katie Drake Sherer believes she has had an eating disorder since high school. “I was never officially diagnosed, but I would try not to eat so I would lose weight, and [...]

Cancer Can’t Beat Beautiful: Fashion show honors grandmother

By |October 4th, 2017|Health, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

By VICKI BENNINGTON When a family member is in pain, the first reaction is to want to do something to help. Jermell Keys responded to that instinct by honoring his grandmother and breast cancer survivor, Marlene Lee, with a fashion [...]

“Coffee is Cheaper Than Therapy,” Author Shares Inspiration

By |October 4th, 2017|FAMILY & HOME, Health, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Ann Conklin Unruh’s book, “Coffee is Cheaper Than Therapy,” came about in an organic kind of way. “If you have a friend you can share your thoughts with, you are in luck,” Unruh said while reminiscing about her many sessions [...]

Near-Death Experience Takes Young Mother by Surprise

By |October 4th, 2017|Health, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Settling in to the routine of a new family of three, Rachel D’Souza-Siebert and her husband, Brian, had no thoughts of life-threatening health problems just eight days after their son, Cameron, was born. The Siebert family, from left, Brian, [...]

Avery Woodley Successfully Juggles Many Facets of Life

By |May 31st, 2017|COMMUNITY, NEWS, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Avery Woodley Successfully Juggles Many Facets of Life As a mother of four, co-owner of ATT Evolution – St. Louis MMA Gym and Family Fitness Center, and wife of UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley - and all that entails - Averi Woodley has a lot on her proverbial [...]

Ivy Hartman Hutchinson Fueled by Multiple Interests

By |May 31st, 2017|COMMUNITY, NEWS, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Ivy Hartman Hutchinson Fueled by Multiple Interests As seen in the May print and digital magazine.  When Ivy Hartman Hutchinson sat down in her first master’s counseling class, she knew she had found her true calling. That’s not to say she doesn’t [...]

Iconic Chaka Khan Makes her Mark with Music and Philanthropy

By |July 29th, 2016|WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

Chaka is known for carrying fans in different styles (especially on stage) like this dragon design. A silk papillon fan, adorned with Swarovski crystals, handcrafted for her by designer Gerard Ringuette, is available for purchase at chakakhan.com. Net proceeds [...]

BLACK GIRLS ROCK Conference to Include Discussion on Social Justice

By |July 28th, 2016|COMMUNITY, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Presents The 2nd Annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ Conference  2015 BLACK GIRLS LEAD Conference  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has announced their 2nd annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference to take place July 28-July 31, 2016 at Barnard College [...]

Kathryn Sansone, Mother of Ten Cultivates Family and Fitness

By |January 4th, 2016|FAMILY & HOME, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE|

By Erin Williams Juggling the responsibilities of a mother can be a challenge. There’s play dates, permission slips, getting everyone fed and clothed - not to mention trying to make time for yourself. When you’re the mother of ten kids, however, [...]

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