One of the things I love about being a journalist is discovering new places, groups and people in Milwaukee. The city has so much more to offer than people realize, and I enjoy being able to share what I learn with our readers.
This year, I discovered so much, from the Black Panthers to the Milwaukee Diaper Mission to the Hmong American Women’s Association to Riverworks Financial Clinic. It’s hard to pick just one story.
That being said, one of my favorite stories from 2021, was ‘Sisterhood is key’: Daughters of Tradition offers a safe space for Indigenous girls.
I spent a morning with Daughters of Tradition as the girls learned about the significance of the rainbow in both Pride and Native Hawaiian culture, prepared their podcast “N8V-T” and bonded over shared laughs.
It was a joy to share in their experiences and write their story.
As I look ahead to 2022, I plan to continue developing my new role as the career and jobs reporter and to write stories that celebrate, illuminate and educate.