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Empowering, Connecting, Inspiring: Melinda Garvey of Austin Woman Magazine

Empowering, Connecting, Inspiring: Melinda Garvey of Austin Woman Magazine

Melinda Garvey didn’t dream of one day becoming an entrepreneur. But when the idea for Austin Woman Magazine came about, she had to run with. “It was one of those lightning bolt moments where I just knew,” she says below. “I heard the idea and […]

Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries on female empowerment and individuality

Kylee Barnard of Silk Diaries on female empowerment and individuality

There’s so much to love about a creative business like Silk Diaries. The hand-dyed, ethically-made silks (and the empowering mission behind them) come from founder Kylee Barnard — an artistic entrepreneur with a genuine story and a heartfelt message for women. During a stressful, anxiety-filled time […]

The inspiration behind Feliz: a design pop-up market

The inspiration behind Feliz: a design pop-up market

Bringing the creative community together is a mission we stand behind. It’s also the reason why Feliz, a design pop-up sale featuring independent designers, artists and makers began back in 2012. The event focuses on carefully curating a selection of artists and their wares that […]

Meet Keri Anderson: your favorite plant lady

Meet Keri Anderson: your favorite plant lady

Keri Anderson of Slavonk & Hortus, now The Plant Party, is doing just that — throwing parties and bringing plants along with her. While plants have made their way into everyone’s hearts (thank you, Instagram and Pinterest), Keri’s love for plants has been years in […]

Shayda Torabi on the business of blogging

Shayda Torabi on the business of blogging

Shayda Torabi is living her best life by seeking out the best food. A marketing manager by day, Shayda’s work travels and passion for food adventures led her to launch Dine With Shayda, an Austin-based food blog. Her side hustle has her checking out the best […]

Jaclyn Dowdle of Trove on sustainable fashion + career influences

Jaclyn Dowdle of Trove on sustainable fashion + career influences

Jaclyn Dowdle is on a mission to rewrite the story of fast fashion. After corporate life left Jaclyn feeling unfulfilled, she embarked on a journey across the world to work with refugees. From that experience, she discovered her true passion in helping people and giving […]

Meet the woman behind Olive + M

Meet the woman behind Olive + M

What started as an at-home experiment six years ago has transformed into the thriving skincare business we know today as Olive + M. Mariska Nicholson, founder of Olive + M began mixing formulas in her kitchen after an ingredient list on one of her beauty […]

How this interior designer got her start

How this interior designer got her start

One look at Christine Turknett’s work, and you might be surprised to learn that interior design was not part of her original plan. Christine launched her namesake interior design firm after designing her own home, Tilley Row in Mueller, from top to bottom and realizing […]

Rahya Blackwell of Rahya Jewelry Design

Rahya Blackwell of Rahya Jewelry Design

While some of us may spend years trying to figure out our passions in life, Rahya Blackwell quickly found hers, and has been pursuing it ever since. With artistic parents and the enriching New Orleans culture as her backdrop, Rahya grew up living and breathing […]

Side Hustle Stories: Kara Perez of Bravely

Side Hustle Stories: Kara Perez of Bravely

Most people look at their student loan debt with crippling fear and resentment. Kara Perez used to be one of those people too, until her quarter-life crisis gave her the clarity and motivation to make a change. With $25,000 in student loan debt and an […]