A Message From The Creator

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Aristotle Onassis

Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Pragna Patel, Chair of Southall Black Sisters

Emine Saner

The Guardian March 7, 2011

Article History

Pragna Patel

Founding member of Southall Black Sisters, a landmark organisation in the history of black and Asian feminism

Southall Black Sisters, founded in 1979, in the aftermath of the race riots in this area of west London, has since become a landmark in the history of black and Asian feminism. The charity campaigns for and offers practical support to women escaping domestic violence and forced marriages. Chaired by Patel, the small group has long punched above its weight. In supporting Kiranjit Ahluwalia, imprisoned for murdering her violent husband, SBS successfully challenged the legal definition of provocation, and changed an immigration rules which trappedtrapping non-British women in abusive marriages.

The group has often spoken out about government’s community cohesion programmes, which maintains the power of male religious leaders. A secularist campaigner, Patel also co-founded Women Against Fundamentalism.

Local Inspiration

Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, CEO

Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, CEO

Tierra Kavanaugh Turner, a native of Danville, Kentucky, is a graduate from the University of Louisville, with a bachelor of arts in Economics. She has held various management positions with corporations such as: BellSouth Mobility, now known as AT&T, American Express and BellSouth Corporation as a Loaned Executive to the Metro United Way. She is the founder and previous owner of Executive Courier Express LLC, a small package express delivery business.

In March, 2004, Tierra was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher to serve as the first Executive Director for the newly created Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment. The Office serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the General Assembly, the Kentucky Congressional Delegation and other appropriate government officials. She had the responsibility of researching and participating in the development of policies affecting Kentucky’s minority community in the specific areas of economic development, education, healthcare, housing, government services and criminal justice matters.

In 2006, Tierra founded TKT & Associates, Inc., which has become a leader in both supplier and workplace diversity management and professional staffing for the public and private sectors. TKT & Associates, Inc. also provides clients over 100 combined years of expertise in small, disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business growth development.

In 2008, Tierra was appointed by Governor Steven L. Beshear as a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee, 30th Judicial Circuit and District.

Tierra currently serves on the board of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) as an Executive Committee member and serves as the Chair of GLI’s Public Policy Committee. She serves on the board of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and is the Chair of the Kentucky Chamber’s Small BusinessCommittee. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Louisville Local Advisory Board for BB&T, a Board Advisory member of the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Norton Healthcare Foundation.


Inspiration Of Style

Spring 2012 Trend: Futuristic Prints

Spring 2012 Trend: Futuristic Prints

With so many pixilated prints and swirling graphics, it’s clear someone’s been having fun with Photoshop. If you’re feeling tired of classic patterns like plaids, stripes and polka dots, then spring 2012’s futuristic-print trend is for you. To keep things in this day and age (and not, say, full-on Jetsons era), pair a techno-print piece with something simple like a won’t-go-out-of-style-for-light-years t-shirt.

Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung, Cynthia Rowley, spring 2012

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