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Reimagine Seattle: Roberto Ascalon

My Fearless Imagination or How Re-imagining Seattle is a Question Better Asked of Fire by Roberto Ascalon again, a question of fire Reading books to my son before bedtime taught me to cry well. For the first few years of my son’s life, I cried a lot. I mean really… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Chelsey Richardson

by Chelsey Richardson Dear Seattle, It is difficult to write to you as if I am not saying goodbye. I am trying to conceptualize a future with you, but one cannot see tomorrow without first examining today. You are named after a Chief who was known as a warrior. A name… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Allison Masangkay

What Does It Sound Like Between Us? by Allison Masangkay Seattle seems to have collectively perfected the awkward silence. Many have ended their 2020 community conversations about dismantling white supremacy (in all its forms) by reading books or stabbing their front yard with some variation of a “WE BELIEVE BLACK… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Amber Flame

In this video submission for the Reimagine Seattle series, interdisciplinary artist, writer, activist, and educator, Amber Flame reflects on the challenges and hardships of the past few years, the intentionality of community, the non-committal nature of Seattle, and reimagining the future where she truly feels part of a whole. Amber… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Kimisha Turner

Reimagining Seattle by Kimisha Turner On the surface, for outsiders looking in, Seattle is a utopia of high literacy ratings, progressive ideals, and tech-savvy, planet-saving diversity encased in lush green Narnia-like surroundings. The water is beautiful; there are great places to hike, ski, and explore; and quirky fashion and interesting… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Arianne True

Seattle Sonata (legato, every note legato) by Arianne True I – razbliuto It’s hard to be in love with someone who can change so much. My city left me behind chasing a seat at the table when our table was already set, overflowing with possibility and art and people who… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Dominique Davis

Dominique Davis is Founder and CEO of Community Passageways, where he works to improve racial parity in schools, prisons and communities. He received his PhD in the streets, from the University of Rainier and Henderson. He established Community Passageways in 2016, after multiple gun related deaths and incidents on Rainier… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Ebo Barton

The Future of Seattle by Ebo Barton There is something so incredible that I’ve witnessed because of the people I am connected with. This virus, this government, this millionaire, these damn police, this other millionaire, these laws, the people we have lost and lost and lost in all of this,… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Eileen Jimenez

What Does Justice Demand of Us words and art by Eileen Jimenez This piece was created by hand-carving and hand-printing linoleum and was finished digitally. It was inspired by reflections I have had about justice; what justice is and what justice demands of us. More and more, I am understanding… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Sean Goode

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Sean Goode It was June 2020 and 8,000 people gathered, shouted, mourned, and marched together through South Seattle. The sky was clear, yet a cacophony of “Black Lives Matter” chants rained down on the very same streets where Black bodies have historically… [ Keep reading ]