The “Non-Traditional” Student

Your average college student is anywhere from 18 to 24 years old, lives in a dorm on campus and goes to school full time. Some of these students have part-time jobs or participate in extracurricular activities, but rarely do they have responsibilities outside of schoolwork. The “non-traditional” student in contrast is the complete opposite.
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Building Bridges After Prison

In the back of her mind, Jhody Polk still finds herself wishing she was back in prison. “So I can be safe,” Polk said. Jhody grew up in a part of Gainesville where she says there weren’t many dreams to be had. She didn’t learn to love herself until she turned herself in to serve her time – seven years for felony convictions involving theft home invasion. Continue reading Building Bridges After Prison

Book It: How to Accomplish Your Reading Goals

My love for literature started around first grade, with a feisty girl about the same age as I was: Junie B. Jones. I read those paperback books by Barbara Park like it was my job. On the school bus before school, in my room past my bedtime and even at recess if I was at a particularly climactic chapter, I’d immerse myself in the antics of the glasses-wearing, rule-breaking and kind-hearted Junie B Continue reading Book It: How to Accomplish Your Reading Goals

Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

By Elayza Gonzalez Today’s society works hard to normalize breastfeeding in public and is dedicated to empowering women who breastfeed. One way to help advance these initiatives is by educating yourself on the practice of breastfeeding and its many benefits. However, some moms struggle with producing an adequate amount of breast milk to feed their little ones. Power pumping is one solution to that problem. … Continue reading Pump It: Everything Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Know About Power Pumping

5 Brands Women Love Created by Powerful Women

By Ashleigh Braun The Honest Company:  Jessica Alba Jessica Alba created The Honest Company, a startup committed to producing eco-friendly household and beauty products, in 2011 after testing a baby detergent that caused her to break out in a rash. She wanted to create trusted products free of chemicals, and that’s exactly what she did. Today, the company is valued at more than $1.7 million … Continue reading 5 Brands Women Love Created by Powerful Women