Entries by Leah Bomar

Crucial Conversations: A Panel discussion on LGBTQ+ suicide awareness and prevention

By Leah Bomar Crucial Conversations: A Panel Discussion and Forum on LGBTQ+ Suicide Awareness and Prevention brought community leaders and mental healthcare experts together on March 23, 2023, at Story Louisville to assess the problem and the risks within the Louisville Community.  Problems highlighted in Kentucky include high suicide rates, too many people without health […]

There’s a new neighborhood art space in town and the locals are loving it

There’s a new neighborhood art space in town and the locals are loving it. Highview Arts Center launched its inaugural season with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” directed by Kieth McGill. Starring Derrick Ledbetter, Clarity Hagan, and Jay Padilla-Haytera, the cast of three performs this modern day twist on all the classics packing […]

Love thy belly movement created by powerhouse Fairen Kia Harris

Fairen Kia Harris (she/her/hers) sits at a booth in the Old Louisville Coffee Co-op, surrounded by unsuspecting customers who might not immediately know they are in the presence of a powerhouse. She looks unsuspecting in glasses and what she deems her ‘teacher dress’… a long red sundress, arms out, braless, long blonde dreadlocks with rainbow accents […]

Business accelerator program for Black and brown femmes receives $270,000 from JPMorgan Chase

Story Louisville has long been a local hub of inspiration, innovation, and possibility.   Story’s Wild Beta Accelerator Program is now poised to connect and invest in even more startups led by minority women after receiving  a $270,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase. The investment into Wild will focus on empowering Black and Latinx femme-identifying founders to create, […]

SIGN UP: ‘Race for Justice’ highlights historical sites showing Louisville’s injustices, progress

Future Ancestors 502 is asking you to meet them at the intersection of justice, love and compassion.  Run, march, walk or dance forward at the ‘Race for Justice’ on June 18th, 2022.  Participants are encouraged to embark on a creative path through Louisville.  The unique race route highlights historical sites that show the city’s progress […]