Elizabeth Singleton at Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 
Photo by Brandon Pinola, Courtesy Birmingham Fashion Week

The Birmingham Jane: Elizabeth Singleton

By Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write Magazine Founding Editor  Elizabeth Singleton can say, without exaggeration, that Birmingham Fashion Week changed her life. Last year Singleton — a University of Alabama graduate who grew up in Birmingham — earned BFW’s Emerging Designer title. She went on to intern with Birmingham Fashion Week founder Heidi Elnora…

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Seanan McGuire

By Clair McLafferty Seanan McGuire is one of the most prolific modern-day science fiction novelists. In the past two years, she’s published six (full-length) novels, written a few others and composed many short stories. Last year, she was nominated for five Hugo awards.  Most impressively, she did it all while holding down a full-time office…

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The Birmingham Jane: Rachel Callahan

By Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write Magazine Founding Editor Rachel Callahan is a Birmingham blogging star. Her lifestyle blog Grasping for Objectivity has garnered national attention and awards. She’s also the organizer of the networking group Alabama Bloggers. And last month Callahan launched yet another project — Picture Birmingham. Through Picture Birmingham, Callahan sells…

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See Jane Cook: Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

By Christy Turnipseed When a friend is in need or having a hard time and I want cheer him or her up, the one thing that I turn to in helping out is bringing food. It’s the one thing I know that I’m good at and that they will appreciate. Recently, I made a big pan…

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Introducing The Birmingham Jane

By Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write Magazine Founding Editor “What will do you do to help others rediscover the magic of Birmingham?” That was the question posed to attendees of the March 1 TEDxBirmingham conference. We were each given a commitment form to fill out answering that question and invited to share our plans…

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The Birmingham Jane: Laura Kate Whitney

By Javacia Harris Bowser, See Jane Write Magazine Founding Editor   Laura Kate Whitney is a connector. She connects people to one another and she connects Birmingham residents to the city they call home. Her enthusiasm for the Magic City is contagious. Her determination to improve our city drives you to try to make a…

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A Lesson in Bookstore Feminism

By Mandy Shunnarah  Maybe it’s just me, but in my recent trips to bookstores, I’ve noticed an inordinate amount of “wife” titles in the fiction section. The Aviator’s Wife, The Paris Wife, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Senator’s Wife, Ahab’s Wife, The Shoemaker’s Wife… and a Goodreads search of “wife” will yield many more. My…

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See Jane Cook: Cajun Shrimp and Pea Risotto

By Christy Turnipseed  Mardi Gras is around the corner and I happen to love Cajun food — all of it. I love seafood and spicy food, so what could be better? For this Cajun-inspired recipe I decided to combine two of my favorite foods — Cajun shrimp and risotto. Yes, I know you’re thinking that…