#GreaterSeattle: Finding empowerment through the hoop

Saleurn Ramos, founder of the performance troupe Hoop Bots, finds empowerment, strength and joy through the art of hoop dance and through her students. 
Jul 13, 2017

#GreaterSeattle: Writing poetry without barriers

While bouncing from home to home in the state's foster care system, Seattle poet Angel Gardner worked on her craft, which draws from her life.
May 19, 2017
Efrem Fesaha, founder and CEO of Boon Boona Coffee, holds un-roasted coffee beans that he imports to the U.S. and Canada for the traditional East African coffee ceremony. (Video still by Anna DiBlosi)

#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony

Tired of poor quality beans tainting the original East African coffee ceremony, Efram Fesaha took matters into his own hands.
Feb 5, 2017
Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón of the Tenants Union. (Video still by Katie Anastas)

#GreaterSeattle: Fighting for tenant rights in South King County

For Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón, growing up low-income gave her the inspiration to fight for the rights of renters in her community.
Jan 19, 2017
Finn Sullivan works on a mural panel at Urban ArtWorks. (Video still by Kenndy Wirth)

#GreaterSeattle: Turning a drug arrest into a new career path

Young people who get caught on drug crimes in King County have an alternative to being locked up: Getting sober and getting inspired with jobs at places like Urban ArtWorks.
Jan 5, 2017
Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

#GreaterSeattle: The funny side of growing up Somali American

These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.
Jul 18, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: Somali refugee shines light on forgotten conflict

Somali refugee Mohamed Shidane works two jobs and goes to school. But he still makes time to speak up about human rights in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.
Apr 18, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: Sikhs seek recognition and respect

Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.
Apr 11, 2016
Lion Dance leader Royal Tan with LED lion. (Video still by Seth Halleran)

#GreaterSeattle: King of the Lion Dance

Royal Tan has been studying the Lion Dance since he was three. Now he's bringing the 1700 year old Chinese tradition to new audiences around the Northwest.
Apr 4, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: Latino teen turned superhero drag queen

Luis Aguilar didn’t know he was gay growing up in West Texas. Now he's Seattle's top Latino drag queen, Klaudya Markos.
Mar 28, 2016

#GreaterSeattle: What the hijab really means

UW student Miriam Zeghmi says wearing hijab is an empowering choice that she uses to define how people see her.
Mar 21, 2016