In Her Words

A series spotlighting the diverse perspectives of women who are making notable contributions to our culture.

Fashion strong: Morgan Pete The model, author and activist spreads the gospel of self love to Acadiana.

Last week, the semi-annual sartorial showcase known as New York Fashion Week, or #nyfw to those more digitally inclined, left a splattering of headlines in its wake. Beyond the predictable celebrity drama and season’s must-haves (hold on to your prairie dresses), the biggest cultural moments stemmed from who walked the runway — not just what they wore.

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Savannah Vinsant Thompson Soars To New Heights After winning the U.S. National Trampoline Championship last month in a major comeback, the Olympian and local business owner reveals she’s charting a new path for her future.

At age 19 in London, the Lafayette-area native became the first U.S. woman to reach an Olympic trampoline final. Now she’s charting a new course.

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Coming up roses

Lauren Bercier of Something Borrowed Blossoms says Lafayette is a great place to launch tech-based businesses that can reach a national market.

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Cast Iron Chef: Jolie Meaux

Jolie Meaux of the Cajun food blog Porch, Wine & Gravy has proven she can take the heat — and she’ll never get out of the kitchen.

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Death to comfort zones Joel Greene III of Bridge Ministries of Acadiana says family is what you make it.

A “product” of Four Corners, Joel Greene III says family is what you make it. Through her work as director of Bridge Ministries of Acadiana, she’s building a big one.

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A Zydeco Heiress Sandra Davis of the Broussard Sisters Juré explains why tradition matters.

Sandra Davis of the Broussard Sisters Juré explains why tradition matters.

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