B Yourself


B-Yourself: Deana LeSourd

Photo and interview by: Angela Karen
Being the beautiful, bubbly, outgoing lady who has never met a stranger, some may find it hard to believe Deana – of all women, has suffered from any form of depression

B-Yourself: Paul Brik

You are a full-time lead solution architect at BBVA Compass. Why did you decide to start a truffle company? In September 2016, my wife and I started a candy company as a way to provide job opportunities for individuals with special needs. It’s called Truffles & Company, which offers 12 different flavors of truffles. The… Read More

Haley Danielle Hawkins

B-Yourself

Rainbow Baby

“After every storm there’s a rainbow of hope.”

A Sweet Ride

Restoring a car–and some memories along the way

Meghan Cook

Name: Meghan Cook Age: 34 Hometown: Vestavia Hills Give us the cliff’s notes version of your birth story. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect during labor and childbirth. When I started having contractions a week prior to the due date, I didn’t even realize what was going on at… Read More

Lilia Martinez

photo and interview by: Angela Karen “Two people I admire are my grandmother, Vicky Dean, a hard worker who is strong in her faith and not afraid to speak her mind; and Ms. Karen Baggett, my kindergarten teacher who is always sweet, polite and loving towards everyone. Also Beyonce, because she is a strong woman… Read More

Hollis Taylor

“I love being a kid, because you get to do everything, like go to Itty Bitty Magic City, Chuck. E. Cheese, or to ride the Ferris wheel at the Indy Grand Prix. My best friend is Drake, because the first time I met him he as super nice to me and threw a football to… Read More

Stacey Thompson Taylor

“I don’t let labels define me and hope that younger women, moms or not, single or married, who have a career can feel the support and respect I have felt throughout my career. I have been blessed to have amazing female leadership as role models.”

B-Yourself: Alyse Elna Lewis

Love means that you love your mommy and daddy.

Meet Aspiring Model Jesse King

Live your life and don’t try to live someone else’s. Spend time with your family because they love you unconditionally and they won’t always be around.