All posts by Trilby Becker

The Fuller Cut Barbershop Literacy Program: A Lesson in Community Education

The Fuller Cut Barbershop is deep local. This section of Ecorse Street in Ypsilanti doesn’t have a sign, so if you could miss it. But lack of signage doesn’t impact this thriving family-owned business. The waiting room is full of customers, many of them black boys, patiently awaiting their frohawks and high skin fades with curly tops. Reading is a trend among this clientele, thanks to Alex Fuller.

Pediatric nurse and single mom, Elisha Talley, creates her own success story

Elisha Talley is more comfortable with impermanence than the average person. She knows that life can change directions or come screeching to a halt, at any time. That stoutness of heart is part of what makes her uniquely qualified for two of the hardest jobs on Earth: single mom and pediatric nurse in the Congenital Heart Center at the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital.