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Jul. 22 2010 - 3:09 pm | 148 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

See You On the Other Side!

It seems for the second time in a little over a year, this blog is moving again. As True/Slant becomes Forbes, I’m seeking out a Chicago-centered site to host One Story Up, one where I can be part of a community of people who are writing and talking about the city. I’m still passionate about telling the stories of public housing, urban poverty and the complexities of living here in Chicago, and I will definitely continue to bring those to you.

But where? Well, I’m not totally sure yet. I’ve got things in the works, but it’s not quite settled at this very moment. I expect to be back up and blogging at the latest by September 1st, and hopefully, much sooner. I will be back for sure. I just don’t have a specific web address for you yet.

Want to make sure you find out where I reappear? Send me an email at onestoryupblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll let you know when I’m good and settled some place new.

Much thanks to Andrea, Michael, Coates and Lewis for all your support while I’ve been here and for this wonderful opportunity. I’ve truly enjoyed the site and the community here and the opportunity to grow more as a writer.

I’ll be seeing you!


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    I'm a journalist living in Chicago writing about poverty and public housing. I don't come from the streets - I grew up on a farm. But I'm passionate about urban issues and getting to know people who are completely different from me. I'm quirky, funny and friendly.

    I have this idea about journalism - that it should be approachable and less "newsy." I want my stories to make you laugh, cry and draw you in to neighborhoods and situations you don't deal with every day. I hate the broadcaster voice. I hate TV news. I hate the inverted pyramid. I love surprise. I love humor. I love people and telling their stories.

    In addition to being a journalist, I also teach dance for the Chicago Public Schools. I don't just do it for the money. I love children and love arts education. I'm also on the board of a new nonprofit dedicated to helping the underserved find jobs called Employing Hope. I write fiction, keep house, and am generally a renaissance woman.

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