The New Americans Project Battles Immigrant Stereotypes with Story

A group of particularly unwavering students at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, started a blog in 2015 aiming to shift the national conversation around immigration and refugees to a positive note. First, they spoke with the folks in their own backyard: fellow students. The project is called 'The New Americans Project' (NAP) and each day – through Facebook and Instagram – they feature a portrait of a student, along with a short blurb about where they are from and what being American…

American Stories

Makers

Mormon Musician Dan Reynolds Throws Festival for LGBTQ Youth

Dan Reynolds, the frontman for Imagine Dragons, believes art should start conversations and create real change. Reynolds was raised Mormon and still considers himself one, but there were some messages…

Beasts

Concrete Jungle Uses Tech to Feed the Hungry

Eating healthy ain't always easy, especially when you get your groceries at the food bank. Atlanta residents Craig Durkin and Aubrey Daniels wanted to help change that when they started…

American Resilience

Why One Neo-Nazi Left Behind a Life of Hate

In the wake of increased incidents of outward white supremacy and general acts of hatred, many of us wonder if we are about to repeat history. How did we get…

Making unexpected friends

Stop a while and get to know our story category Sonder, where we take in the lived experiences of those who surround us.

Sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.

We want our kids to know who tread the path before them. By telling peripheralized, marginalized or merely unexpected stories we are taking charge of our history. These are the stories of all of us.

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American Resilience

Q&A: Mer Young on Making Art to Respect Those Who Came Before Us

Mer Young is a California-based artist of mixed descent who is best known for her colorful collages including folks of indigenous descent. Our conversation with her was spurred from a mutual desire to remember our past and use it as guidance for the future. Young currently has some pieces on exhibition at Kaleidoscope Kollective in Echo Park, LA, and ChimMaya Gallery in…

Borderless

Harvard Grads Open Student-Run Homeless Shelter for Young Adults

Being homeless is obviously tough, but it can be especially hard as a young adult. Aged out of foster care, young adults are left to adult homeless shelters where their age makes them more vulnerable than older adults. Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg – recent graduates of Harvard – opened Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run homeless shelter for young adults, to offer an alternative solution.…