First Person, Last Word

The Power of Mutual Aid Extends Beyond Collective Crisis

Writer Shin Yu Pai reflects on the past year and a half, when we’ve relied on forms of community support more than ever.

09/08/2021 By Shin Yu Pai

First Person, Last Word

Pike Place Market Has Offered Me Lessons of Resilience

After a rough stretch in my life, the market's vendors and bounty were restorative.

07/09/2021 By Holly Regan Illustrations by Jane Sherman

First Person, Last Word

I Could Have Waited out the Pandemic in Singapore, but Seattle Kept Me

Community and solidarity proved powerful ballast.

03/18/2021 By Ruchika Tulshyan

First Person, Last Word

Sarah Leyrer Showed Us How to Live

My friend was a joyful advocate for justice.

12/07/2020 By Kristen Millares Young

First Person, Last Word

The Art of Living in the Rain

How my East Coast family learned to love this soggy city through my eyes.

10/20/2020 By Alex Pemoulié

First Person, Last Word

What a Virus Taught Me About Uncertainty

The five years I’ve lived with chronic illness have worked as a strange preparation for a pandemic.

08/04/2020 By Bess Lovejoy

First Person, Last Word

I Turned to Doula Work as an Alternative Form of Resistance

Burnt out with protesting in the streets, I discovered how to sustain myself while making change.

04/08/2020 By Jordan Alam

FIRST PERSON, LAST WORD

As Seattle Grew, I Grew Up

The same blocks I walked in my feral 20s have new stories to tell.

02/25/2020 By Angela Garbes