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Lauren Smith Ford

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Lauren Smith Ford is the editor in chief of and the senior creative director at the Brené Brown Education and Research Group. Prior to joining BBEARG, she was a senior editor at Texas Monthly, where she edited a special edition of the magazine called Spaces. Her adventures at the National Magazine Award–winning magazine took her to every corner of the state, chasing stories on creatives and the inspiring spaces where they live and work. She was also the editor in chief of Austin’s leading arts and culture magazine, Tribeza, for eight years. She has written for Elle, Southern Living, Teen Vogue, and Glamour, among others. She was a finalist for an Austin Under 40 Award. When she isn’t spending time with her three daughters, she can be found on the pickleball court.

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