Across the world, Coronavirus or COVID-19 is affecting the lives of nearly every single person. Through this special spotlight series, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with members of the St. Louis regional community. How are diverse individuals and organizations viewing the pandemic, and what strategies are they using to thrive in this time of uncertainty?
The Reverend Shug G. will be the first to tell you subtlety is not one of her gifts. She and her wife Doris never dreamed they would end up in the Midwest, be legally married, and be so accepted in church. Shug currently serves as Deacon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ladue. On July […]
At the start of 2020, Melanie K.’s main concern was how her shoulder surgery in July would impact her year. She had no idea the COVID-19 pandemic would threaten even greater limitations. However, Melanie dealt with her obstacles in great form; she provided physical therapy to young clients, coached gymnastics with the Illinois Special Olympics, […]
Tina A. has an intrinsic desire to help others. She loves helping her customers find high-end, reasonably priced clothing at Dos Resale Boutique in downtown Clayton. In November 2020, her desire to help others motivated her to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Resale Tina doesn’t like to hold onto anything that she no longer […]
Wesley House Association had to think fast after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a total shutdown almost a year ago. Today staff are still the only individuals inside the Wesley House at 4507 Lee Ave. in North St. Louis city, yet because of its strong partnerships and dedication to the residents of the 63115 zip […]
Licensed psychotherapist Ajuma M. uses his life experiences and innate talents to focus on the mental health of young Black men and help them find their path through an obstacle-filled world. He is also a motivational speaker and author who has traveled the world. He learns new languages as a hobby, allowing him to deepen […]