Author: Charissa Loo

Chief Cantrell’s unconventional route to the police force

Meet San Luis Obispo’s Police Chief, Deanna Cantrell. The assumed formality of her position, her job, her firm handshake and her perfectly pressed suit was only contradicted by her welcoming smile and the bright pink SloDoCo pin on her chest. The pin is a small indication of how Cantrell is redefining what it means to

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First Black Miss Israel redefines what it means to be a woman

A young Ethiopian girl runs barefoot from poverty into military boots and finally fills the polished, elegant heels of a beauty pageant champion. What seems like the plot of a Hollywood movie is actually the true story of Yityish, “TiTi”, Aynaw. Growing up in the small village of Chahawit, Ethiopia, Aynaw had a challenging childhood.

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