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Create Something Fierce

Pittsburgh artist J.G. Boccella uses a variety of materials to create the faces of his masterpiec­es—a little bit of permanent marker, a shade or...
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Head Over Killer Heels

My high school’s colors were black and white; I never quite fit in there. As my final act of rebellion, I paired my white...
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Mara Rago: Images of Souls and Everything In Between

One of Pittsburgh’s premier photographers is an amazing example of God-given talent who, one day, relied on her faith and took the plunge. Oh, and...
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Tatiana Moroz

With several LPs and EPs under her belt, Tatiana Moroz is on her way to another release. This is a woman who demonstrates passion not...
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Music Review: Svet, Electro Hip-Hop Violinist

From the moment I entered the Inspiring Lives Magazine Launch Party, I felt the excitement in the air. From the red carpet to the...
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Jess Branas: In Tune with What Women Want, Dream of, and Deserve

Whether she’s dressed in a tux at a red-carpet event or out walking her dog Nacho, Jess Branas loves life, and it shows. She’s...
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Music Review: The Light of Lydia Elle

I can’t say enough about Lydia. Although we have not had the honor of meeting yet, her presence is felt, through her song and...
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Making Cultural Connections to Embrace Diversity

Sattie Persaud came to the United States from Suriname with the hopes of gaining a college education. As it turned out, she had much...
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The Monster at the End of Your Book

My parents saved all the books I had as a child, so I have the pleasure of reading them to my own children. One...
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Find Your Thing and Rock It!

Writing is many things to many people. For some, it’s a hobby, an outlet, a passion. For others, it’s a bore, a snooze, or...
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Women Overcoming Domestic Abuse Shine in Miracle Workers Documentary

To survive something as life-altering and as life-threatening as domestic violence, a person must be given much more than just a way out. They must...
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Book Review: 24-Hour Woman – Cheryl Liew-Chng

Depending on which study or article you read, a woman either can or can’t have it all. No matter what, there is no denying being...
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