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Reimagine Seattle: John Wesley Sargent

Reimagining Seattle by John Wesley Sargent I am proudly a native Texan turned New Yorker (2011-1018) who moved to Seattle in the summer of 2018. What right do I have to reimagine this city? There are architects, engineers, city planners, designers, politicians, business leaders, activists, and community organizers with far… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Chief Seattle Club & Sara Thomas

Storytelling from Chief Seattle Club & Sara Thomas At Chief Seattle Club we use a “Story First” model because the stories of lived experience help us to understand the barriers that exist and how we can help on the path to wellness. In the video below, Sara Thomas shares her story of… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Eliaichi Kimaro

Art as Resistance by Eliaichi Kimaro I’ve been reflecting on the role of art in my life this past year. As a queer, mixed race, black-skinned daughter of immigrants ~ and as a mom with a daughter starting high school ~ carving out time to get into the studio each… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Amanda Richer

Community Communication Requires Connection for All words and video by Amanda Richer Have you ever lost or misplaced your device? Think of the sense of panic you feel. The inability to connect with your community is frightening and infuriating. In this day and age, our devices have become our lifelines…. [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Adrienne La Faye

In the video below, portrait artist Adrienne La Faye talks about capturing the experience of Black, front line workers in her new Essential Workers Project, and the challenge of trying to find healing while still in the midst of the pandemic. Adrienne La Faye is a painter, author, filmmaker, and… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Jessica Ramirez

Slow Down words and video by Jessica Ramirez The majority of the last year was spent understanding, and being more keenly aware than ever of, the movements of other people. Most of us were forced to stop, pause, and reorient to a place where we had to think not only… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Lanvin Andres

Resilience in the midst of a pandemic by Lanvin Andres Pre-COVID-19, our senior center, the IDIC Filipino Senior and Family Services, was the place to be. More than 600 seniors from all over the city and county participate in its activities and avail themselves of its services every year. There… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Jessixa Bagley

Walks with My Son words and illustration by Jessixa Bagley I never knew there were six-year-old gear heads, but that is my son Baxter. Wandering the familiar streets of our neighborhood in pursuit of getting outside during the pandemic is to him an excuse to look at any and all… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Raven Two Feathers

A Remembrance of the Present by Raven Two Feathers So far from ancestral lands, and yet still at home. Osiyo; nya:wëh sgë:nö’; sgę́:nǫˀ; haa marúawe; ʔi, syaʔyaʔ. Raven Two Feathers ti dsdaʔ. tul̕ ʔal čəd ti Tiwa occupied territory. Tsalagi čəd čəda Onödowáʼga꞉ čəd čəda Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ čəd čəda Nʉmʉnʉʉ. Thank… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Sweet Slow Disabled Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha When the Snowpocalypse hit Seattle in February 2019, I didn’t leave my house for a few weeks. Cheasty, where I live, already feels like you’re in the woods, even though you’re also in South Seattle and the Wendy’s and the light rail… [ Keep reading ]