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Colorful Days

My favorite days at shelter are those in which creativity is palpable. In and outside of the art world, what constitutes art is always up for debate. Yet to me, the way in which my brain processes the visual information relayed by my eyes is by default creative and almost always a form of art—Say,…

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Define American

Many of us use words without considering their origin and effect on others. Whether we are aware of it or not, the vocabulary we hear and use on a daily basis affects both our perception of those seemingly different from us, and of ourselves. Think of that time your grandpa bursted out “retard” to refer…

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Hello from Manuela

Hello folx! My name is Manuela Hincapie Vidal and I am thrilled to begin my fourth AmeriCorps service term, this time as an AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Specialist here at GreenHouse17; my one-year service term is made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service as well as the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky.…

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