Though her life has been defined by hardship, Mary Puchek hasn’t allowed that to affect the way she treats others.
Novion Bailey, who grew up without much money or his father, has had to create his own goals and vision for his life.
Despite a daunting childhood experience, Denise Malone is turning over a new leaf.
Katherine Wilson talks about her start in a small Wisconsin town, the dangers of polarization and the importance of humanizing others.
If we don’t ask where we have been, if we don’t listen, we won’t be able to grow in the way that we should. We won’t be able to move forward.
Maikou Xiong (shee-ong) leans against her small, black sedan in the parking lot of the Washington Park Senior Center smoking a long-burning cigarette. Xiong, whose family is Hmong, has lived in Milwaukee all of her life, and she doesn’t plan on going anywhere. “There have been rough times,” she says, adding that her family has stuck together, and is always there for each other. “I’m really grateful to have a family like that — really, really grateful. To have a family that always appreciates little things.”