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Daisy Bates: A Forgotten Heroine

Originally published on For Harriet. The civil rights movement produced several notable female leaders; however, many of their stories have never been told, that is until now. One such…

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Houston scout discovers fresh faces in new reality series

Originally published in the Houston Chronicle. Page Parkes knows models aren’t born, but discovered. As owner of Page Parkes Corp., a Houston-based modeling, management and acting agency, Parkes is…

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100 Creatives 2012: Joseph “JoeP” Palmore

Originally published in the Houston Press. Joseph “JoeP” Palmore is a class act. Introduced to the performing arts early on by his father, Joe, a former theater professor who…

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Making Des Moines feel like home

A few weeks ago on May 30, I celebrated my first year of being in Des Moines, my Des Moines-versary (I’m almost positive I just made that word…

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The health struggle is real

So, there I was two Sundays ago. Sitting on the edge of my bed in disbelief while on the phone with my mother. I was on the receiving…

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There’s no such thing as overnight success

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been a movie person. I don’t pay that much attention to the hottest actors and actresses doing big things in…

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Letting go to move forward

Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. A few weeks ago, Juice Editor Sarah Day Owen touched on the importance of having New Year’s resolutions and how she…

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Why Thanksgiving is the Khloe Kardashian of American holidays

I love turkey just as much as the next person, but Thanksgiving has never really been “a thing” for me. Sorry, I’m not sorry. It’s always been an…