At age 22, Alexis recalled nothing but a life of regret and disappointment and couldn’t understand how she had gone from being a 17-year-old, engaged high school graduate to a divorced, recovering meth addict.
Penny Hunt arrived in Austin in 2004 with a mountain bike, two backpacks and what little remained of her salary from a job at a failed circus. Her surroundings were unfamiliar, but her situation was not.
Tucked behind the racks of sequined dresses and boxes of buttons that clutter UT’s costume shop, wig and makeup specialist Allison Lowery weaves hair-like thread into her latest
Whether it’s slipping an encouraging note to a friend or buying Starbucks for a stranger in line, people perform random acts of kindness regularly. UT alumna Gloria Chan makes these gestures easy with her new business, Packs of Kindness.