November 28, 2016
#ModernMuse: Muse-in-the-Making Padma Manavazhahan
For some people, their life’s purpose is handed to them. Just read any of our #ModernMuse stories, and you’ll see that this is true for many of them. For others, that gift is realized early so that they can work towards it academically, socially and holistically. Padmavathy Manavazhahan is one young lady whose heart has led her to pursue a Masters in Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, an internship with UGauGrrl Founder, Gauthami Vemula’s organization Color Me SAFE and to be a Chinmaya Yuva Kendra member at Chinmaya Mission in Dallas-Ft. Worth. What will this muse-in-the-making accomplish in the world? We can’t wait to find out and love the spirit she embodies and the path she has chosen to affect real, positive change in the world.
November 14, 2016
#ModernMuse: Changemaker Shawana Carter
When you wake up in the morning, do you often say to yourself, as you stare into a closet filled with clothes, “I have nothing to wear”? Everyday, thousands of children face this question in a real way. One Irving, Texas-based woman felt the impact of just this situation as a parent struggling to provide for her kids. Our latest Modern Muse Shawana Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Carter’s House, “a federally-recognized nonprofit clothing bank, specifically providing clothes to children ages zero to fourteen years old at no cost to their families.” Though Shawana and her husband were uncertain of the future, she tapped into her inner muse as a mom and a woman to take action, finding her purpose in the process to help others just like her and her family find hope through something as seemingly simple as a pair of pants or a shirt. We are proud to feature Shawana’s story and hope it empowers you to find your purpose!