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Lisa N. Alexander

What Mercy Looks Like: A Documentary on Post Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

By | This Woman Knows, TWK Short Films | No Comments

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey hit my state and community pretty hard. For those of us in the Greater Houston area, this wasn’t so much a wind event as it was a rain event. And it was epic. We had a few tornados touch down but this storm was all about the rain. Thirty-three trillion gallons of rain fell in … Read more...

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‘Dear Body’: An Emotionally Drained Fat Girl’s Truce and Love Letter to Her Body

By | Healthy Living, Self Love | 2 Comments

My fat days were coming to an end as the curvy body positivity movement started to make its away into our social media feeds and onto our TVs. There was Gabourey Sidibe’s sexy love scene on the TV show ‘Empire.’ Ashley Graham, a plus-sized model, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine—the swimsuit edition! Then curvy yoga became a thing … Read more...

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Autism Awareness Month: Autism Signs and What You Can Expect

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Our conversation on Autism continues! Today author Contessa Louise Cooper, an autistic mom veteran if you will, shares the signs and what you can expect once you get a diagnosis.

Thanks for sharing Contessa.


My son will be 27 this year, meaning 27 years of being an advocate, fighter, supporter for an autistic individual. Our life is pretty smooth right … Read more...

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Autism Awareness Month: Parenting a Child with Autism

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It’s Autism Awareness Month and our next few posts are from moms with children with Autism. They’re sharing their experiences, their fears, and their triumphs. It’s what they want you to know about rearing a child with Autism.

Enjoy,

Lisa N. Alexander
TWK Editor-in-Chief


It all began when I realized that my son was not responding to sound and that’s … Read more...

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The Whole Woman Summit Releases Session to the Public on Refugees and the Christian Response

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In late night hours of yesterday, the breaking news of a U.S. air strike on Syria was enough to send my mind wandering in a million directions. How is it possible we can release missiles into a country whose refugees we won’t accept? There are over 21 million refugees worldwide and over 50 percent of them are children. This is … Read more...

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Graphic Arts Industry Icon, Cheryl D. Miller

By | Business, This Woman Knows | No Comments

I didn’t learn about her until I moved to Texas.

She had been featured in yet another magazine article and someone mentioned her to me and I was amazed.

Here was an “African-American” graphic designer who had made her mark in New York City. I say African-American because that’s how she identified herself then. Today she knows differently, but I’ll … Read more...

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The Introverted Entrepreneur: They Do Exist and Quietly Run Profitable Businesses

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In preparation of The Whole Woman Virtual Summit to be held March 27-31, 2017, I had the opportunity to interview good friend and Houston businesswoman, Azalea McKinney. We talk about the businesses she has successfully started and offers advice to other introverts who have entrepreneurial aspirations.

McKinney, a single mother of two originally from Watts (a neighborhood in Los Angeles, … Read more...

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