There are so many people out there just searching for something to do that’s positive, that’s going to make a difference.
Numbers and notable accolades aside, Hagelberg says his biggest motivator in continuing his work is to change the status quo by shining a light on the uncomfortable, systemic truths that have shaped his community — and many like it.
It might appear that I made logical decisions as I chose my primary life practice. Instead I only followed my heart, and as the wise ones know, that is often the safest path.
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Riet Schumack not only has a heart for gardening and kids, but also for the city she loves and calls home: Detroit.