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10 HBCU grads making boss moves in the South

By Abbey Crain Reckon staff writer The 2020 election gave HBCU graduates a chance to shine, bringing to the forefront the fruits of historically Black institutions. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a Howard University graduate, became the first woman and first Black woman elected vice president. Stacey Abrams, a Spelman College [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:46:24-06:00December 10, 2020|Blackness, Race, Story|

Purity culture can impact long-term sexual health 

This story is part of a series about purity culture, sex education and the role of family, faith and communities in addressing the lasting impacts of purity culture’s teachings. Cultural norms surrounding sex in the South can lead to long-lasting physical effects such sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted infections and gynecological cancers, experts say.   Many [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:46:42-06:00December 9, 2020|Education, Health, Life & Culture, Reckon|Women, Story|

Purity culture: How sex was taught to a generation of Southerners

This story is part of a series about purity culture, sex education and the role of family, faith and communities in addressing the lasting impacts of purity culture's teachings Rings promising chastity passed from fathers to daughters. Virginity pledges signed at school assemblies. Flower petals torn from stems to symbolize the [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:47:50-06:00December 8, 2020|Education, Reckon|Women, Story|

Sustainable fashion continues Alabama sock entrepreneur’s family business

Reckon Women partnered with seven women-owned small businesses and creators whose stories illustrate the grit, innovation and creativity we admire, and together we curated holiday gift boxes for our readers to purchase. Click here to support these women creators with your purchase..  Gina Locklear was not planning on getting into the [...]

By |2020-12-03T15:23:39-06:00December 3, 2020|Reckon|Women, Story|

Women-owned printmaking studio creates space for Alabama artists to make a statement

Reckon Women partnered with seven women-owned small businesses and creators whose stories illustrate the grit, innovation and creativity we admire, and together we curated holiday gift boxes for our readers to purchase. Click here to support these women creators with your purchase..  Rachel Lackey fell in love with printmaking in college [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:48:23-06:00November 30, 2020|Reckon|Women, Story|

Jacqueline McMillan finds healing in wood-carving after losing limbs to sepsis

Reckon Women partnered with seven women-owned small businesses and creators whose stories illustrate the grit, innovation and creativity we admire, and together we curated holiday gift boxes for our readers to purchase. Click here to support these women creators with your purchase..  Jacqueline McMillan likes to watch customers browse in [...]

By |2021-01-14T15:48:57-06:00November 24, 2020|Reckon|Women, Story|