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.
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.