A savory aroma permeates the midday heat as men and women of many ethnicities line up outside of an industrial building at Seventh Street an
Jacqueline Scott was weary. She’d been searching for a job, as she says, “for soooooooooooo long.” And she was tired of being rejected.
At the Heartland Women’s Leadership Council, the new girlfriends’ network has replaced the traditional “old boy’s network,” says Adriana Martinez, co-chair of the organization.
It was spring and Leah Stella Stephens was restless. But she wasn’t suffering from spring fever. Nor was it the usual boredom this award-winning artist and social media strategist experiences when performing routine jobs to supplement her creative work.
When someone says the word “homeless,” do you ever picture a young, single woman? On any given night in Kansas City, more than 500 single, homeless women reportedly seek shelter but find none.
Ask Mary Davidson Cohen why she donates so much time and money to her community and she’ll tell you, “I love what I do, dear.”
Is it their enormous, fringe-lashed eyes? Or their crooked, silly grins? All Tina Cochran, 46, knows for certain is that when she brought three alpacas home, she fell in love. “They have a really calm aura about them and they make a gentle humming noise when they want attention,” she says.
It was an uneventful day near the end of a medical mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, where the team of volunteer doctors, nurses and support staff had been offering free clinics and surgeries for locals. Dr.
Last August, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative released a three-minute PSA on YouTube that went viral. “Just a Little Heart Attack” features Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks as a modern American super mom who is so busy managing her family and professional life that she neglects to take care of her own healt
Diamonds are reputed to be a girl’s best friend, but ask one Kansas City woman and she’ll tell you she prefers man’s best friend. And for good reason: last year when her then-boyfriend assaulted her with a hammer, her dog saved her life.
“There’s a hole in my finger from sewing,” Nedra Bonds announces. She’s seated at a long table inside the Women’s Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Stacked in front of her is a heap of colorful cloth squares, each about the size of a textbook.
Show a picture of your adorable new puppy to Britton Hunter and the first words out of her mouth probably won’t include “cute.”
More likely: “Did you adopt?”
To gain her immediate respect, “yes” would be the appropriate response.