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Leading Through the Arts: Teens in GR and Across the State Transform Michigan’s Creative Landscape

Co-published by Rapid Growth Media and Issue Media Group, this piece is a part of Michigan Nightlight, a series of stories about the programs and people that positively impact the lives of Michigan kids. I profile three extracurricular programs from across the state Continue Reading “Leading Through the Arts: Teens in GR and Across the State Transform Michigan’s Creative Landscape”

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Rethinking Grand Rapids’ Cemeteries: How the Historic Spaces Can Shape the City’s Future

For Rapid Growth, one of my favorite local publications, I look at different ways the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, can approach the utilization of historic cemeteries as green space. This is a trending currently sweeping across the United States. One of the best examples is Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, home to art exhibitions, musical performances, meditation tours and more. Continue Reading “Rethinking Grand Rapids’ Cemeteries: How the Historic Spaces Can Shape the City’s Future”