Beyond the Report

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 Beyond the Report is an annual digital-first anthology series designed to take a deep look at issues surrounding the Lubbock community. 

The Ripple Effect | Beyond the Report

Dec 9, 2019

On our final episode of Beyond the Report, we meet author and Texas Tech University PhD candidate, Jessica Smith. She’s lived all over the U.S. and has experienced all forms of sexual harassment…Lubbock is no exception to that. Now, she strives to hold a mirror up to society and highlight the microaggressions that lead to much larger problems.

The Unsung Heroes | Beyond the Report

Dec 2, 2019

Today on Beyond the Report, we meet Michelle Lewark who found herself isolated in an abusive relationship after running away with her boyfriend at 15. Eventually, her life was saved by the bite of a brown recluse spider. What started as a near-death experience, ended with a fresh start at life when she finally found the support she needed to leave her abuser for good.

Michelle recalls, “There was a financial account manager who was helping me with all my bills he gave me information on how to leave and said whenever you’re ready let me know.”

The New Legacy Home for Women | Beyond the Report

Nov 25, 2019

This time on Beyond the Report, we visit with the residents of the New Legacy Home for Women. Each woman who walks through these doors, comes with a different story and set of struggles. Here, they get to press the restart button on their life. Shanna Hargrave, the Executive Director of New Legacy, started the organization about a year ago after realizing the need Lubbock had for an organization like this.

A Hand Up | Beyond the Report

Nov 18, 2019

On this episode of Beyond the Report we meet Linda Mogilnicki a former stay-at-home mother who found herself homeless after her husband left her and kicked her out of their home. Although she’s starting over from scratch, she’s starting over with the help of a fellow mother.

A Single Mother's Struggle | Beyond the Report

Nov 11, 2019

This time on Beyond the Report, we meet Tammy Fife, who went from stay-at-home-mother to single-mom over night. Now, she’s turned her heartache into action and has become a source of support for single mothers all over Lubbock.