Audio: A domestic abuse survivor shares her story

By Amber Lockridge, Studio M staff // In this audio story, a Tennessee woman named Nita speaks about being a domestic violence survivor. Not only did she encounter the dangers of a violent relationship, but so did her children. Today, Nita strives to help and encourage women and to let them know that there is…

Growing number of millennial women are getting handgun permits

By Maclain McGlohon, Studio M staff // Whether it involves a huge party or bar-hopping all night, a 21st birthday is something special. For Ali Ledford, turning 21 meant getting her gun-carrying permit. Ali Ledford, 24, does marketing and media communications at Southeast Impressions in Lebanon, Tennessee. She says she has her concealed carrying permit…

Anti-LGBT bills could cost jobs, security for young Nashvillians

Sara Snoddy, Studio M staff Morgan Hunlen, 21, is just one of several transgender students at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Although she’s no stranger to battling video game foes, the quiet Business and Aerospace major from Georgia never dreamed she’d have to stand up to her government until anti-LGBT legislation started to become a very real threat to…