Expressions

Grammy-Nominated Artist Francesca Battistelli

Grammy-Nominated Artist Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli: Blooming Where She's Planted Written by Kelli Gillespie Since her debut a short six years ago, Francesca Battistelli has earned a Grammy nomination, numerous Dove Awards including 2011 Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, plus her music has been featured on television shows ranging ...
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Sevenly Founder Dale Partridge

Sevenly Founder Dale Partridge

Leading A Generation for Generosity: Sevenly Founder Dale Partridge Written by Samantha Baer It started in a living room with a discussion about dreams and two years later, it’s creating quite a stir. An organization with a unique business model, Sevenly, was recently described by Forbes Magazine as “Changing the ...
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(L to R) Jessie Simonson, Kallie Dovel, Anna Nelson, Brooke Hodges and Alli Swanson model jewelry from 31 Bits. The five friends founded the company to help internally displaced women in Uganda rise out of poverty. Photo by Trever Hoehne

Handmade Jewelry 31 Bits Founder Alli Swanson

Bikes and Beads Lead to Business and a Better Life: The Blessings of 31 Bits Written by Samantha Baer Paper can take on many forms. It can be bound and made into a book or magazine, it can be folded through origami and turned into a crane, or cut all ...
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PGA Golfer: Stewart Cink

PGA Golfers

FAITH ON TOUR: The PGA Guys that Play and Pray Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean, some of the greatest golfers in the world gather at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Each year these decorated players take to the fairway in hopes of winning the Farmers Insurance ...
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Clothing Designer Kari Schoeneck. Photo by NBD Photography

Fashion Designer Kari Schoeneck

Designer Dreams: The Style of Kari Schoeneck Written by Kelli Gillespie From the Midwest to New York City Kari Schoeneck lived out every aspiring designer’s dream. Sewing all her life, she adapted well to the Big Apple, but her talents soon brought her to call San Diego home. Risen caught ...
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EDITORS' PICKS

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Alessia Cara: Family Dinners, Songwriting, and Becoming Jane

Grammy Award winning (2018) Best New Artist Alessia Cara voices Jane in "The Willoughbys" --...
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The Banker: Anthony Mackie on Advice from His Dad

"I came from a household where my dad made sure we had everything we needed,...
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Cathy Ang: Chinese Folklore, Singing and STEM

. Cathy Ang went into record a track to help filmmakers with their animation and...