Turmoil in Texas {Ashlyn the Austonaut Update}

Greetings from Austin, everybody! The past two weeks sure haven't been all rainbows, butterflies, and sunshine down here. (Well, actually there has been plennnnntyyy of sunshine. With temperatures most days exceeding 105 degrees, but that's beside the point.) A few days after signing off on my last post my boyfriend and I found ourselves in... Continue Reading →


Ashlyn Becoming an Austonaut

I can't wait to get out of Kansas! If you have known me for any length of time then you have heard those words come out of my mouth on almost a daily occasion. So often, in fact, that I was even beginning to make myself irritated by how repetitive I was sounding. It was... Continue Reading →

Defending the Dreads

I've seen countless stories on Facebook regarding the discrimination that people who have dreads face. As much as it has angered, confused, or saddened me in the past NOTHING (absolutely nothing) gets my feelings all jumbled up the way they do when I witness my boyfriend experience discrimination firsthand. Most people, whether they want to... Continue Reading →

It’s Not About You, It’s About Love

T-minus eight hours (give or take) until our timelines across social media platforms will be flooded with Valentine's Day posts. Every year, without fail, I could bet money on seeing handfuls of statuses, snap stories, tweets... etc. filled with posts that condemn the holiday followed with whiny, self-pity parties thrown by single people across the... Continue Reading →

The Man Behind Manteca Clothing

The infamous Javier Lasso, better known as "Panama," started a local clothing line titled Manteca Clothing late last year. Although based out of Wichita, Kansas this clothing line holds legends and Panamanian pride within it's threads.  Panama, who works as the brand's owner, designer, and creator found a unique way to tell his story, showcase his... Continue Reading →

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