A Conversation With: Brittany Story, MUA

“I can do whatever I say I’m going to do,” said Omaha native and self-taught makeup artist (MUA), Brittany Story. The twenty-two year old makeup, fashion, and skin care extraordinaire has been making her mark in the Omaha community since she was 18-years-old. Yet, I’d argue even before. Click here to hear our conversation.  Story…

A Conversation With: Shar Shelton, LikeNu Boutique

LikeNu Boutique located in the heart of Fair Deal Village Marketplace (Fair Deal), offers shoppers both new and “like nu” (new) vintage and modern finds. Omaha native and shop owner, Shar Shelton, sat down with me Thursday to chat about how her business came to be and some of the hardships that are associated with…

Media Storytelling: Fa’iz Rab Interview

Fa’iz Rab is the Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Nebraska Children’s Home Society. On Thursday, November 9, Inclusive Communities held their first Omaha Table Table Talk at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s (UNO) Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC). The reoccurring table talk series takes place over the lunch hour and creates a safe…

Media Storytelling: Guest Speaker Recap

Jodeane Brownlee has been with the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) for nearly a decade. Her work with the University began as an adjunct professor and teacher’s assistant (TA). In 2011 Brownlee was hired on as a full time instructor at UNO, which prompted a group of students from MavRadio asking Brownlee to serve as…

Media Storytelling: Enoch Pugh Interview

Enoch Pugh is a 2014 graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, earning a degree in Fashion Design and Art, with an emphasis in drawing and graphic design. Pugh currently runs P.Designs, where he acts as an independent artist specializing in brand development, graphic design and fashion design. I had the chance to catch up with…

Stomp the Stigma

On Monday, October 30 I was partaking in what I call my “am routine”, which included checking my social media sites, email accounts and calendar for the day. While scrolling on Facebook, I had reread some of the posts I saw reoccurring, disbelief quickly overcame me. My pageant sister, Kaelia, had passed away. I quickly sent…

Completely KIDS – Photo Story

Completely KIDS strives to ensure that families in the Omaha metro have access to the knowledge and skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty. Their mission is to educate and empower kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community. To date, Completely KIDS has assisted more than 2,000 children and…

Devin + Fall 2017

Outfit details:  Top: Luvbird Boutique Omaha Pants: Uniqlo Shoes: Charlotte Russe Hair:  Ryan Lyle MUA:  Brittany Story 

Media Storytelling: Guest Speaker Recap

Omaha native and now professional photographer, Chris Machian, is no stranger to hard work – in fact, when he was just 10 years old Machian began a local  paper route which not only put some money is his pocket, but sparked his interest in news and storytelling (via print and digital journalism). Machian is a graduate…

Union for Contemporary Art – Photo Story

The Union for Contemporary Art, located on North 24th Street in the heart of Omaha, is committed to strengthening the creative culture of the greater Omaha area by providing direct support to local artists and increasing the visibility of contemporary art forms. The Union strives to unite artists and the community to inspire positive social…

Me, too.

I was just a few weeks away from turning twenty. Fresh out of a toxic relationship and seeping with emotional baggage. For the first time in nearly five years, I was alone. Alone, but free. I was initially contacted over social media, where he told me how “beautiful” and “articulate” I was for my age….

Media Storytelling: Instagram Evaluation

Instagram, just so happens to be my favorite social media application, as in my opinion, it incorporates some of the best features of other popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Snapchat and even Twitter, if you get creative. Among one of Instagram’s latest updates was a live and prerecorded story option (with geo filters,…