Dawn M. Blackman Sr.

Dawn M. Blackman Sr.

I was a city girl who had worked in a family catering service and in restaurants, but I did not know a thing about gardening. Then, in 2003, I started gardening with 10 neighborhood children. At the time, I had a dress shop on the footpath between my church and their...
Im Ja P. Choi

Im Ja P. Choi

Im Ja P. Choi at times felt helpless as her 85-year-old mother lay in a Philadelphia hospital bed recovering from three surgeries for stomach cancer. She watched in frustration as the nurses tried to communicate with her Korean mother in English. “They said, ‘roll...
Ann Ogden

Ann Ogden

I was an artist who became a designer, which morphed into a career in fashion. I lived in Paris for 12 years and then worked in New York as a high-end design consultant for industry giants like Calvin Klein, Saks and Barneys. My career allowed me to indulge in two...