After the crazy storm opening night of Forecastle Festival, I found myself at a booth with a gentleman going through a divorce in a state that is still fault based – i.e. adultery and mental cruelty. I was agog because as long as I have practiced in Kentucky, no fault divorce has been the law.
You might not recognize this woman without her trademark glasses. But you will recognize her name: A. Holland “Holly” Houston, attorney and general woman about town. Holly is on the forefront of girl power here in Louisville, with her leadership on many issues in the news right now, such as equal pay, women’s rights, human rights and any other form of “uneven treatment.” She wears her emotions on her sleeve and owns them all. And for all of her Louisville love, why does she dream of the White House?
Read my guest post titled A Family Lawyer’s Guide to a Kids-First Divorce on herKentucky.com.
“I was in Judge’s chambers a week or so ago talking to one of our ten Jefferson Family Court Judges about peaceful parenting for divorced parents and parents who are no longer together. On its surface, the concept seems so organic and so mindful of children’s best interests. In what is arguably an age of the most indulgent parenting in our history, parents inevitably put the kids’ needs first, right? Unfortunately in my experience it is the exception rather then the rule that once-intact couples are able to detach from blaming the partner for the breakup, and buck up, shut up and put the kids first…” Read the full article here:
Read the ‘Overextending But Staying Sane’ article from the October 2013 Today’s Woman magazine online.
“In case you don’t know it yet, Louisville is one of eight compassion cities worldwide. That’s right. We’re bad. And we’re worldwide. What means this you ask? According to Mayor Fischer it means we set ourselves out as a city where we take care of our own to the benefit of all of us from east to west and north to south, from the real housewives of Jefferson County to the denizens of NewPo (New Portland) and everywhere in between.
Originally published in Story Magazine, Fall, 2012.
“As if custom designed to thrust women into the spotlight to see what we’re made of, the 2008 Great Recession sounded the death knell to whatever remained of stalwart gender roles around work and home and made many of us put our money literally where are families’ mouths are. What were classified previously as women’s or men’s issues in the last century morphed into human issues in the 21st century as women slowly and steadily become (sometimes sole) breadwinners, bosses and business owners. The Revolution, it turns out, might not be televised, but it’s unmistakably resourceful and has a Y chromosome.
The Leadership Louisville Connector’s Project began in 2009 to identify the city’s most trusted leaders able “to get things done”. Fortunate to be one of 128 chosen in 2010, we continue to connect all over the city via miscellaneous projects, fundraisers, and “Connectors’ Cafes”.