Vol. 2

Sustaining Greatness

Everyday Leaders

Written by Bruce Poinsette

Leaders of color are changing the landscape of both activism and entrepreneurship in Oregon by creating and cultivating spaces that directly tap into community needs.

Portraits of Portland

Four photographers celebrate day-to-day moments around the city.

Storytelling Expressions

Written by Cookie Zvovushe

The people in this story have made it their mission to infuse culture into storytelling in order to foster a true sense of connection between individuals.

Flip the Money $cript

Written by Emilly Prado

I set out to spend the next year doing monthly deep dives into different aspects of my life I wanted to work on— from decluttering to reading and wellness. As a self-employed creative since 2016, I kicked off the year tackling my first area of choice: finance.

Own Your Own

Written by Tiara Darnell

When I was in high school, my dad, a veteran and long-time federal government employee, made clear my post-graduation options: Pay rent to continue to live at home. Move out. Start a business. Or go to college.

Steady Your Shoulders

Written by Tory Campbell

The venerable saying, “Standing on the shoulders of giants” expresses the discovery of truth and knowledge that builds on the contributions of those who’ve gone before us.

Sustain Yourself

The Mercatus Community shares their favorite ways to recharge.

Cultivating Strength from Tradition

The tradition of partnering with the land and the practice of venerating our grandmothers is common in many communities of color.

My grandmother, Lena Mae DeBow from Obion County, Tennessee, was my first teacher. She grew up on her father’s farm where they had cows, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks and a catfish pond. In the fields, they grew vegetables and staple crops. My great-grandfather Ben Bass, who I knew as Poppa, held more than 80 acres that he farmed for most of his life. 


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