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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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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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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

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...
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Tania Grubbs

Vocalist Tania Grubbs has been singing as long as she can remember, in many dif­ferent venues and genres. When she was a student at...
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Shevelle McPherson: Soar Beyond the Heels of Adversity

Open and honest are the first words that come to mind when reading author Shevelle McPherson’s newly released Soar! Beyond the Heels of Adversity....
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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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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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Laugh at First Chat with Mayan Lopez

If you ever get the chance to chat with Mayan Lopez, this funny, mature, focused young woman will tell you that, “people think ...
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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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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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