People to Watch in 2019 - 15 Individuals Doing Great Things

People to Watch in 2019 - 15 Individuals Doing Great Things
“Watch – To look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time…..” Each year I feature people making their mark  in Chicago as well as nationally and internationally.  This year I’m excited about the list as its overflowing with creative thinkers in business, fashion film and TV and just plain fun.  So check... Read more »

Survivor Stories : Awakening Spiritually to Find My Value

Survivor Stories : Awakening Spiritually to Find My Value
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today my guest blogger is Carmen Perez a budding advocate from Austin, TX who is writing about her experience for the first time.    I was raised by my single mother along with... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "Finding Your Ruby's Worth"

Survivor Stories: "Finding Your Ruby's Worth"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today my guest blogger is Domestic Violence Survivor, Author & Empowerment Speaker  Jodine Basterash. She shares her story of over a decade of domestic abuse. I have been a rebellious teen, single mother, wife, divorcee... Read more »
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Survivor Stories: "Reclaiming Health and Wellness After Abuse"

Survivor Stories: "Reclaiming Health and Wellness After Abuse"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today, Lashonda Crockett Founder and CEO of Pennie’s Tea shares her story of how her pain led her to unexpected success as a business owner.   I was newly divorced with young... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "Freeing Myself"

Survivor Stories: "Freeing Myself"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today, author Jane McCullum writes about her harrowing experience and the fight within to move forward.   My name is Jane McCullum and I’m a survivor of domestic violence. My journey started... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "The Journey of Domestic Violence"

Survivor Stories: "The Journey of Domestic Violence"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today, author, speaker and “Creative Self-Care Lifestylist” Jennifer Bridgeforth talks about her experience and shares a poignant “letter to her marriage” written after an abusive episode.   During this time when we... Read more »
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Survivor Stories: "Finding Purpose in My Pain"

Survivor Stories: "Finding Purpose in My Pain"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing (some for the first time) their experiences.  Today, mortgage operations executive Brandi Coyner shares her story publicly for the first time. I think to some degree; my story began just like the stories of many others who find themselves caught... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "I SOLD MY SOUL TO FEED MY EGO"

Survivor Stories: "I SOLD MY SOUL TO FEED MY EGO"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing (some for the first time) their domestic violence experiences) .  Today, author, speaker and life coach Marci Batiste shares her story . I heard a minister the other day on TV speaking about how we learn. He said that God gives each... Read more »

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Melinda Herron

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Melinda Herron
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Common Thread Binds Characters in "Sangrita Club"

Common Thread Binds Characters in "Sangrita Club"
Guest Blogger – Amanda Adams   Predators are everywhere and exist in every walk of life, every profession, every race and ethnicity, every socioeconomic level, any age and all genders. The #MeToo movement, initiated by Tarana Burke, is not about just sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s about sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and violence... Read more »