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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.
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.
Submitted 03-11-2015 under VOICES
Running has always made me feel strong, mentally and physically. It’s always given me space to take, to occupy, when I felt like I was disappearing.
Submitted 03-06-2015 under VOICES
When I went on a mission to start a new trend where healthy eating and living would be a priority, I brought that mission not only to myself but to my children, my grandmother and my community.
Submitted 12-22-2014 under VOICES
Growing up in Grand Rapids has created many lasting memories of places that are still standing today, such as Houseman Field. Important on a personal level, this place also has positively affected many generations before and after me.
Submitted 11-05-2014 under VOICES
A new urban-focused day camp offers children an opportunity to learn about downtown Grand Rapids and provide input into its growth and development.
Submitted 10-02-2014 under VOICES
The most significant interactions with "respirador (breather)" I witness come from two completely different groups: children, and retirees (65+ years old.) These two groups of people connect with the work in very different, but equally important ways.
Submitted 07-31-2014 under VOICES
The Fish Ladder has become a symbol for me of my family's struggle with depression. Depression can affect people differently, and the ways we fight against it vary as well- just like the fish fighting to get up the Fish Ladder.
Submitted 06-11-2014 under VOICES
The former Riverside Elementary building had a long life as a school and will transition to serve the Baby Boomers once again.
Submitted 06-02-2014 under VOICES
I attended my first Commission Meeting two weeks ago, joining others who were either voicing concerns or supporting the proposed ordinance to control where people who beg can panhandle in our city.
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