Robin Douglas is a freelance writer, artist and photographer based in Sacramento. She earned her B.A. in English at Sacramento State and spent 13 years in nonprofit communications before launching Robin Douglas Creative Services in 2020. She is currently studying graphic design in the Design and Digital Media program at Sacramento City College.
As lead organizer of WAL’s First Friday events, the collage
artist is focusing less on the “party” aspect and more
on the artists and their work.
As Habitat for Humanity’s chief development officer,
Laine Himmelmann values the power of storytelling and hope
in equal measure. She manages fundraising and the
organization’s volunteer program, on top of public relations,
communication, marketing and media relations.
Several local nonprofits are leading women to
self-sufficiency through a holistic approach, with culinary
training programs that arm them with transferable skills.
As the practitioner for the Sacramento Native American Health Center’s Healing Ways Program, Sage LaPena helps patients get control of their conditions through a holistic approach.
A Q&A with a restauranteur committed to offering
employment training for women in need.
Artist and former Sacramentan Jay Howell, best known for his
work on Bob’s Burgers, painted the walls of West
Sacramento’s new French-inspired wine bar and cafe,
Foggy Dew Fungi is a small, family-operated gourmet mushroom farm deep in the hills of Newcastle in Placer County, built on respect for nature and strong community ties.
Lavender is soothing, but harvesting it is hard work, as Justina Salinas realized when she opened Araceli Farms in Dixon in 2017.