Five Minutes With William Lee Martin, Comedian & Philanthropist

by Lisa Davis on September 5, 2019

“What we believe is there is nothing more precious than a child’s smile,” says William Lee Martin.  Growing up in Blue Mound, Texas, Martin was a skinny, buck-toothed kid who was painfully afraid of speaking...

Five Minutes With Judith Knotts, Friend & Advocate for Austin’s Homeless Community

by Cullen Parker on August 21, 2019

Most people wouldn’t jump at the idea of living on the streets for three days. However, when Judith Knotts was given the opportunity in 2003, she took on the challenge without hesitation.  Following that experience,...

Austin Restaurant Weeks, Feeding Central Texans

by Lisa Davis on August 12, 2019

One in seven Central Texans suffer food insecurity. The Central Texas Food Bank serves almost 46,000 people every week in 21 Central Texas counties. That’s the reason Austin restaurants, breweries and bars are banning together...

Five Minutes With Andra Liemandt, CEO of The Kindness Campaign & The Mrs. Drummer

by Lisa Davis on August 12, 2019

I am enough. These three words are the foundation of Andra Liemandt’s The Kindness Campaign (TKC), which is aimed at normalizing emotional health.  Liemandt was dealt a devastating blow when her close friend’s 12-year-old daughter,...

Five Minutes With Brooke Waupsh, Swoovy Dating App Co-Founder, CEO

by Lisa Davis on July 1, 2019

Brooke Waupsh has discovered a new way for singles to meet without swiping right or left. The result? People stay together. Sound good? Read on! Austin-based Waupsh’s dating app, Swoovy, encourages singles to get to...

Five Minutes With Brittany Hebert, Founder/CEO Sky High For Kids

by Lisa Davis on June 21, 2019

Brittany Hebert hasn’t met a challenge yet she wasn’t up for tackling. While growing up in a small, rural town in South Louisiana, life began handing Hebert some serious lemons. Her father became disabled, struggled...

Kate Gilman Williams Proves Advocacy Has No Age Limit

by Lisa Davis on May 16, 2019

What happens when a 9-year-old girl meets a professional guide while on safari in South Africa? They turn intercontinental emails into a book that encourages a new generation to advocate for animals around the world!...

Incarcerated Mothers Connect with their Children via Women’s Storybook Project

by Madison Diaz on May 9, 2019

Sixteen years ago, Judith Duling spent a pivotal 12 months researching storybook projects. That year’s worth of research around the United States inspired Duling to reach out to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, find...