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Riley Blanks

Woke Beauty
Founder + Photographer
Austin, Texas
Riley Blanks is a photographer, storyteller and model. No matter her medium, Riley strives to better society with her powerful voice and unusual perspective. In 2016, Riley was featured in a national commercial with TJ Maxx as an inspiring female artist. She was later selected as a "Maxx Life" representative, creating visual imagery and social media content for their platform. Riley has also created content for respected brands such as Whole30, Kjaer Weiss and Levi's. In 2017, she produced a short documentary titled Love and Parkinson's. Her writings and photography work have been published in an educational book: Substance of Fire and in the fall of 2018 she was featured in an NPR Story Corps excerpt interviewing her dad, Lance Blanks. She is the founder of Woke Beauty; a brand who's mission is to encourage women to celebrate themselves through an uplifting photography experience. She is currently producing a podcast and developing a fine art, self portrait photography series on the biracial identity. A former Division 1 tennis player at the University of Virginia, Riley coaches high performance youth in her down time.

She has lived in 6 countries, considers family her number 1 priority and continues to revel in life in Austin, Texas with her fiancé, Jack and their two dogs, Walter and Willow.
Monday, October 1
 

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Tuesday, October 2
 

8:00am CDT

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Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am CDT

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Thursday, October 4
 

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Friday, October 5
 

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