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The Rapidian to highlight #ThePeopleofGrandRapids in photo series

Submitted 10-20-2015 under VOICES

My local photo series called #ThePeopleOfGrandRapids will be shared with our community here on The Rapidian. In the series I set out intending to bring perspective, wisdom and insight from those I don't know.

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How We Grow: The inertia of the lone call to action

Submitted 09-10-2015 under VOICES

These are important times. Lines are being drawn, and history will not allow any of us to escape its penchant for creating heroes and goats in times of crisis – even those of us in fast growing Grand Rapids.

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Food Swap builds connections over food

Submitted 09-08-2015 under VOICES

The GRap Food Swappers have reunited to resurrect their food exchange event, and seeks to build community among local food fans in Grand Rapids.

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The Things People Say

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A comic of actual snippets from real conversations I have had with real people.

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Coming Out and Staying In: My Journey as a Bisexual

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

A personal narrative on my experiences and struggles as a bi woman in Grand Rapids.

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Being Affirmed in the LGBT Community

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

It is very important to be affirming to LGBT students to encourage them to live authentic lives.

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Pride, GR: A Queer-ies

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Reflecting on identity and self in Grand Rapids during a historic time in our history.

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Living Authentically

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

Chronicles of my journey coming to live an authentic life and my coming out process.

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Empowering community voices through celebrated difference

Submitted 04-01-2015 under VOICES

As the Rapidian's new Community Engagement Specialist, I'd like to share my Grand Rapids roots and hopes for my work with The Rapidian.

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Breastfeeding rights under scrutiny

Submitted 03-25-2015 under VOICES

As a nursing mother I was denied my right to nurse my child as needed. Despite Michigan's “Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act," I was directed to nurse only in a small study space. Grand Rapids Public Library needs to take steps to create a a safe, welcoming breastfeeding environment.

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