Dear Alex, You Have Really Done It

I first met Alex Ike about 20 years ago while her family was on furlough in Georgia. We became fast friends and spent countless hours running around our church building, getting poison ivy in the woods and laughing at everything. Alex is one of those people who makes you feel more like yourself when you're … Continue reading Dear Alex, You Have Really Done It

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Strength in Gentility

"When I first wore heels in my adult life, a guy told me, 'You shouldn't wear those. You're too tall.' So then I just went and bought like six more heels." Shakia Hollis told us this story as she laced up her 4 inch high heels, after riding her longboard around Monday Night Brewing Garage. … Continue reading Strength in Gentility

Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura

I’ve been called divisive many times, but at some point I’ve decided that it’s not worth it to stay silent, even though I may personally feel more comfortable. In 2013, Kirsten Purpura left her home in Indiana to volunteer for the summer in a homeless shelter located in what was considered the "worst" zip code … Continue reading Practical Tools to Be a White Ally – with Kirsten Purpura

Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3

Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 of this series on Peace of Thread, where Denise Smith told us about how she got started and the struggles she faced in her work. In this final installment find out more about where Peace of Thread is now, where they’re headed and how you … Continue reading Peace of Thread: Giving A Voice to the Refugee Women of Clarkston Pt. 3