Michelle Talsma Everson

Quaran-teen

June 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, July 2020 issue. “Since the ‘stay-at-home’ order was enacted in Arizona on March 15, the percentage of calls we are receiving from youths [...]

Pride & Joy Foundation

May 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, June 2020 issue. Coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is often never easy at any age. Coming out as a lesbian at 38 to your four [...]

Handcrafted wellness

April 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, May 2020 issue. Photos by Chanelle Sinclair / iamchanelle photography Gretchen Weidman, like most of us, wears a lot of hats. She’s a proud mom, [...]

Virtual Arizona Pride

April 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson; photos courtesy of Virtual Arizona Pride If there’s one thing you can say about the LGBTQ+ community, it’s that we’re resilient, flexible [...]

Eat your vegetables!

February 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, March 2020 issue. Photos provided by featured venues One time, my very vegetarian sister-in-law asked my son if he planned on being vegetarian [...]

Distinctive dates

January 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, February 2020 issue. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or anything in between, it’s time to have some fun. [...]

Chris Deaton and Elisha Thompson

October 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, November 2019 Issue. Together more than a decade, Chris Deaton and Elisha Thompson are ASU employees by day and educators on a variety of topics [...]

Honoring consent

September 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson, October 2019 Issue. Courtesy of Michelle Talsma Everson In honor of Consent Month and in the spirit of visibility, Ms. Phoenix Leather [...]

Dining with man’s best friend

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, August 2019 Issue. photos courtesy of the venues Eating out is a social activity — one that you want to share with your family and friends. But, [...]

Drag Bingo + Cats

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson, August 2019 Issue. My 9-year-old son is obsessed with cats. He doesn’t just love cats, he wrote-a-book-about-cat-breeds-for-a-final-project [...]

Support for Family Caregivers

May 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

By Michelle Talsma Everson. Photos courtesy of George Burson, David Samora, and Duet. A little over a year ago, Echo talked to local couple George Burson and David Samora [...]
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