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The search for alien life forms, social justice-driven musical performances and two very special milestones take center stage this winter.

2021 Women to Watch

They’re champions of diversity, problem-solvers, changemakers, forward-thinkers and inspiring innovators.

The Champion Of Women: Mel Charbonneau

Mel Charbonneau often reflects fondly on her journey toward founding Fellow Flowers in 2012, a community of women runners united by a collection of colorful flowers worn while running.

The Educator: Luz del Carmen Arroyo Calderon

Luz del Carmen Arroyo Calderon grew up in a small town in Mexico and was 12 when she moved to Milwaukee with her mom. That first year was hard, she says, in part because she didn’t speak any English.

The Forward-Thinker: Kristie Goforth

Kristie Goforth has been a catalyst for change and momentum throughout Dane County. Having grown up in poverty with low career expectations, Goforth rose above it all.

The Culinary Changemaker: Francesca Hong

With her long tenure in the restaurant industry, Francesca Hong excels at taking care of people. When something isn’t working or someone is being left out, she is quick to speak up and offer support.

The Ecopreneur: Sasha Stone

A passion can take a lifetime to develop, but Sasha Stone found hers at a young age—a love and appreciation of nature.

Make a Break for Movement

Unity Point Health – Meriter has five simple ways to encourage movement and keep your child active throughout the day.

Five Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Madison-based Emmy Bawden, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Real Good Nutrition, has the answers to your burning nutrition questions — like, what is with all the different milk alternatives and which one should I buy?

Head of the Table

Amidst the global pandemic, the city’s female chefs continue to forge ahead with their own brand of innovative, exciting cuisine at some of the city’s beloved restaurants — and they remain hopeful for the future.

Marissa Holmes’ Soul Food Sensations

You’ll find some of Madison’s best soul food on Monroe Street. Marissa Holmes and her family opened up Marie’s in July 2019 and they’ve been thriving ever since.

Francesca Hong is Making a Difference

No one deserves the title of most badass female chef more than Francesca Hong. A Madison native, she has worked her way around both the front and back of the house at numerous mainstays around town.

Beautiful Bakery

Holidays are a time for treats, and what better way to pamper yourself than to buy local from the best bakers in town? Read on to find the most indulgent goodies nearby.

12 Days of BRAVA

The 12 Days of BRAVA Christmas takes a look back on all the good that 2020 gave us.

Covet-Worthy Gifts at Tradition

Tradition Children’s Market and Tradition Women’s Market, side by side in downtown Middleton, are the manifestations of Jen Wuebben’s impeccable style.

17 Ways to Treasure the Holidays

COVID-19 is the party-crasher we didn’t want this holiday season. Here are some excellent ways to spend family time at home, get creative and connect with family from afar.

77 Great Local Gifts to Buy

By Shayna Mace & Shelby Rowe Moyer | Photography by Sunny Frantz For the Wee Ones Pamper a precious little in your life. Clockwise…

What to Eat for Energy

Balancing work, family, school (or, home school for some) and everything in between means you need healthy snacks and meals to keep up with your go-go-go day.

From High Notes To Hard Hats

Susan C. Cook, director of UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music, learned a thing or two about what makes a great concert hall — and brought it to Madison.

Get Moving! At-Home Exercise Tips

We talked to certified natural trainer Raquel Sanchez, co-owner of FORWRD Training, about at-home exercises and why it’s important to keep moving — even at home — during this time.

Activist Turned Political Candidate

Heather Driscoll’s career has revolved around working behind the scenes in social activism. In the last couple of years, though, she’s been on the ticket.

Hidden-Gem Finds in Mount Horeb

Lynn McFee just celebrated 4 years since she opened McFee on Main, home décor and clothing boutique nestled on Mount Horeb’s main drag.

From Runway to Real Way

Runway trends revealed an array of iconic styles from decades past that have been reimagined, including these 5 great looks.

Your Healthiest Skin

This is really your guide to your healthiest skin, along with myth-busted misconceptions, brought to you by SSM Health.

Your Election Night Survival Kit

In order to make election night a little more enjoyable, we’ve come up with a survival kit. All the items below were curated to bring a little comfort.

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