Articles | Austin Woman August 2016


Get On Board

While the water of Lady Bird Lake may not be the clearest on any given sunny Saturday afternoon, skim the surface and it’s clear to see that the leisure activity of... Read on »


Austin Gives with Milk + Honey

For Founder and Owner Alissa Bayer, there’s nothing more important than investing time in the community that supports her. Read on »


Let’s Taco Bout It: Survival Mode

A former Austin Woman cover woman speaks up about the many definitions of domestic violence. Read on »


Dancing to a Beat of Her Own

Judy Richardson, the creator and backbone behind local nonprofit Leap of Joy, has spent the past 10 years empowering more than 2,000 at-risk youth to find their rhythm—in the studio and in life—through after-school dance and theater programs. Read on »


Food News: Prohibition Creamery

Prohibition Creamery, the latest ice-cream parlor to debut in Austin, jumps a few feet ahead of the competition with its unique, alcohol-infused twists on traditional flavors. Read on »


Eyes on the Horizon

A passion to alleviate suffering throughout the world is what initially inspired Irnela Bajrovic to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science, and her latest assignment—creating an affordable, oral Ebola vaccine—is on track to do just that. Read on »


Behind the Mic: Getting to Know Jackie Venson

Fresh off her 2015 European tour, 26-year-old Jackie Venson is bringing new music to Austin this August and September. She’s currently busy gearing up for the Sept. 16 release of her first live... Read on »


She’s No Joke

Ruby Willmann is harnessing the power of laughter to inspire female independence and pinpoint Austin on the comedy map. Read on »


So Much More Than a Sporting Event

The sense of collective unity, enthusiasm and support generated at the Olympics doesn’t have to end with the closing ceremonies. Read on »


Back to School: Eight Tips for a Successful Semester

To alleviate back-to-school stress, we’ve assembled our top tips to help get the kids to school with their lunch boxes (and homework) in hand and assist those parents coping with empty-nest syndrome. Read on »


Recipe Reveal: 7 Summer Cocktails

Sit back, relax and treat yourself as we disclose the secrets behind the shake to mixing up these beautiful, buzz-worthy Austin originals. Read on »


Ready for Takeoff

The first thing that comes to light when speaking with Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp of True Wealth Ventures is that they’ve got the data to back up their business. Brand... Read on »


I Am Austin Woman: Virginia Cumberbatch

For Virginia Cumberbatch, helping people isn’t something she does because it’s “the right thing to do.” Her desire to help stems from a genuine passion to make... Read on »


Checking in: Mission Capital

This Austin nonprofit is dedicated to giving time and energy to helping other local nonprofits succeed. Read on »


From The Editor: August 2016

My first celebrity sighting was of Chamique Holdsclaw.  Who?  Chamique Holdsclaw, one of the greatest collegiate basketball players in NCAA history. She played for the University of Tennessee under legendary Coach... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10: August 2016

August’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. Read on »


Women In Numbers: August 2016

Facts and figures on females from throughout the world. Read on »


Making A Healthier Texas

From delivering babies to improving health care, Jamie Dudensing is committed to making lives better. Read on »


Travel: The Other Cabo

Infamous for beaches bombarded each year with boisterous spring-breakers, the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has an unexpected surprise up its sleeve: it’s got a quiet side. Read on »


Roundup: Summertime Gladness

These must-have goodies are in our rotation for the month of August. Read on »


Polishing Up

The clean and crisp lines created by a classic black-and- white color combination inject a suitable amount of panache within any home. That was the idea behind this silky-smooth entryway designed by Brooke... Read on »


Splurge Or Steal: All About Athleisure

Between outdoor hikes on the greenbelt and the casual, comfortable nature of Austin’s work environment, the rising popularity of the “athleisure” style—athletic clothes that double as leisure wear—fits nicely into Austin’s well-known, low-key vibe. Read on »


Don’t Sweat It

Beat the heat in summer’s breeziest baubles from Austin’s own designers. Read on »


On Her Mark

For the better part of a decade, Sanya Richards-Ross ran the women’s 400-meter race faster than anyone else. She clinched gold at the London Olympics in 2012 and bronze in Beijing in 2008. This year, after injury prevented her from qualifying for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the elite athlete-turned-business-woman told Austin Woman about coming home to Central Texas and taking her biggest leap yet. Read on »


The Right to Not Remain Silent

As true in Texas as anywhere else in the country, parents sending their kids off to college are worried about the rising number of cases, reported and unreported, of sexual assaults on campus. With a spotlight shining on this abuse issue more than ever before, here are the rules, laws and rights everyone should know. Read on »


Thinking Outside The Boxed Lunch

Beat the back-to-school blues with a few lunch ideas that can be packed up, made beforehand and even simplified for the kids. All it takes is a jolt of global flavor, a punch of energizing protein and a few indulgences along the way. Read on »


Food News: Sophisticated Sophia’s

Imagine it’s date night and, once again, you’re faced with answering the challenging question, “Where should we go for dinner?” You could go to that tiny Asian-fusion... Read on »


Cardio Medley

Mishmash workouts keep former Olympian Whitney Hedgepeth in winning form. Read on »


The Other Eight-Hour Job

How much time do you spend thinking about your body each day? According to a recent local survey conducted by thrive Wellness & Recovery, the average time for 50 percent of women between the... Read on »


Memo From JB: The Age of Coolness

Why not being a regular dad, but a cool dad, is nearly impossible. Read on »


Lone Star State of LGBTQ

Native Texan Danielle Garza recounts the struggles of coming out in texas and her journey toward acceptance in Austin. Read on »