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04/29/2020
Sewing Hobby Becomes Critical Health Effort

For Tammy Pham, she never thought her sewing skills would one day be put to use to make potentially life-saving equipment.

But as the COVID-19 crisis deepened in Michigan in March, Pham, from suburban Detroit, turned a pastime into a purpose by making face masks to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Pham, 32, founder of So I Sew Detroit, isn’t alone in the effort. People around the country are pitching in and sewing homemade masks for their communities.

Full story here: https://existdetroit.com/2020/04/26/sewing-hobby-turned-critical-health-effort/

We hope you’re staying healthy and sane during these unprecedented times. COVID-19 has upended our lives and forced many...
03/22/2020

We hope you’re staying healthy and sane during these unprecedented times. COVID-19 has upended our lives and forced many to get creative in keeping their businesses running, balancing work and home life, and passing time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Communities are coming together while social distancing themselves, and great acts of kindness and help are being carried out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please reach out if you have a positive story to share or know someone who does. If anything, we hope these little stories can help us get through these crazy times, even if just for a little bit.

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01/01/2020

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01/01/2020

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12/31/2019

@thetravelcritic on quitting her job and traveling the world. More at existdetroit.com. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#detroit #existdetroit #shinolahotel #travel #delta #travelblogger #wanderlust

Born at a refugee camp in Austria, Klaudia Jakubiak’s (@thetravelcritic) life started from humble beginnings. Her Polish...
12/31/2019

Born at a refugee camp in Austria, Klaudia Jakubiak’s (@thetravelcritic) life started from humble beginnings. Her Polish parents moved to the U.S. when she was about 8 months old in an effort to provide a better life for their family. Focusing on education and getting a good job was instilled in Jabukiak’s upbringing. But two years into her corporate job, she realized she wasn’t happy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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12/31/2019

Who is @thetravelcritic? Get to know Klaudia Jakubiak in our latest feature on existdetroit.com. Link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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07/07/2019

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07/07/2019

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07/07/2019

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03/27/2018
Meet Deirdre Skiles//Founder, Detroit Rose

We had a chance to sit down with Detroit Rose founder Deirdre Skiles this month. Our video interview with Skiles is now live on existdetroit.com. Skiles talks about listening to your intuition, being a good manager, and transferring her skills as a former actress to her current role.

Tomorrow begins Women’s History month. We will be sharing stories about women in Detroit from other news outlets this mo...
02/28/2018
WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit

Tomorrow begins Women’s History month. We will be sharing stories about women in Detroit from other news outlets this month to celebrate extraordinary females. Stay tuned for more videos from Exist Detroit, as well.

Meet Karissma Yve - a young woman, business owner and fashion designer who grew up in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood.

02/19/2018
Coming soon

“I don’t want to be almost as good as a man, at being a man.” Those words are from Michele Oberholtzer (Michele Oberholtzer for District 4 State Representative), a Democratic candidate for Michigan's 4th District in the State House of Representatives.

Oberholtzer, who is the director of the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project for the United Community Housing Coalition, recently spoke with Exist Detroit about her political ambitions, advocacy for the Detroit community and determination to stay true to herself. Full video coming this Monday to existdetroit.com

Love is all around if you choose to see it. #love #detroitlovestory #detroit #existdetroit
02/14/2018

Love is all around if you choose to see it. #love #detroitlovestory #detroit #existdetroit

02/12/2018
Love what you do.

When you love what you do, nothing can stop you. (Not even a foot of snow.)

Some great women featured.
02/08/2018
How We’ll Win

Some great women featured.

How We’ll Win is a year-long exploration of the fight for gender equality. The Visionaries is a collection of insights from the world’s most qualified women.

Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours. #detroit #existdetroit
02/05/2018

Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours. #detroit #existdetroit

Check out this article by j'adore Detroit for a look at some extraordinary women doing amazing things in Detroit!
01/31/2018
j'adore Detroit

Check out this article by j'adore Detroit for a look at some extraordinary women doing amazing things in Detroit!

Who runs the world? GIRLS! Drifter Coffee, Eldorado General Store, Femology, Well Done Goods, Hacienda Mexican Foods, Detroit Blows, Brooklyn Outdoor, Detroit Barre, Lady of the House, Citizen Yoga Detroit, For the Love of Sugar Detroit & Bar Botanica

Don’t get off track now. You’re getting closer to your destination. #detroit #ontrack #reachyourgoals
01/30/2018

Don’t get off track now. You’re getting closer to your destination. #detroit #ontrack #reachyourgoals

01/14/2018

Anyone else guilty of having a pile of half-read books? What are you currently reading?

Sometimes a new surrounding is just what you need to get the creative juices flowing again.
01/09/2018

Sometimes a new surrounding is just what you need to get the creative juices flowing again.

A Feel Good photo. The only things melting are our hearts. This snapshot was posted by the Detroit Institute of Arts on ...
01/06/2018

A Feel Good photo. The only things melting are our hearts. This snapshot was posted by the Detroit Institute of Arts on its Instagram story and Twitter.

When you hit a wall, push forward and climb over it. What you’re looking for is just on the other side.
01/05/2018

When you hit a wall, push forward and climb over it. What you’re looking for is just on the other side.

12/31/2017
Meet Dana Frost//The Forced Joy Project

Meet Dana Frost. A strong and extraordinary woman who reminds us that it's possible to find joy even in the toughest of times. Full video interview below.

Dana Frost, a two-time cancer survivor, lost her husband, Brad, to kidney cancer in January. Frost, 34, openly speaks with us about grief, living a life of c...

12/27/2017
Dana Frost

Dana Frost, a two-time cancer survivor, lost her husband, Brad, to kidney cancer in January. Frost, 34, openly speaks with us about grief, living a life of courage and The Forced Joy project (Defending Your Life - Live Courageously). Full video interview coming soon to existdetroit.com.

12/13/2017
Good things come with hard work

Pour your heart and soul into your work and good things will come. Drought co-founder Jessie James speaking on a panel about entrepreneurship at Ferndale’s The Rust Belt Market last week.

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12/10/2017

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Everyone has a different journey. Follow your own path.
11/30/2017

Everyone has a different journey. Follow your own path.

Live in the mindset that you can always learn something from anyone -- no matter what stage he or she is in life. What h...
11/07/2017

Live in the mindset that you can always learn something from anyone -- no matter what stage he or she is in life. What have you recently learned? #existdetroit #detroit #entrepreneur #quotesilike #mindset

Where's your favorite place to take a load off? #detroit #existdetroit #capitolpark @eatorimarket
11/05/2017

Where's your favorite place to take a load off? #detroit #existdetroit #capitolpark @eatorimarket

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