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Mark on the Beauty of Silence

Miming doesn't make me think that words are less important. Words have their separate functions in life. A former t...

Ahkibah Ben Yehuda on the African Hebrew Israelites

I had a growing consciousness around the fact that my people were taken from our homeland and brought to this count...

Keith on Being More Than the Sum of His Parts

In 1999, I had just finished a job up on East-West Highway and New Hampshire Avenue when the hit-and-run happened. ...

Toni on Feeling Like a Woman

I have always felt like a woman. I can remember the times when my father would buy me baseballs, footballs, and all...

Annie aka dj vANNIETY Kills on Creating a Diverse Dance Floor

To me, the diversity is so important because I grew up in a very traditional Vietnamese home. I had a long progress...

Termaie on Giving Washington to His Kids

Today, I am taking my two older boys to their first real baseball practice. They have played T-Ball before, but nev...

Damond on How Dogs Help Build Community

I see how much different things are for me now that I have a dog. Day-to-day, we, as citizens, don't really speak t...

Reverend Alethea on Being Conscious of the Divine

I have consistently tried not to be the first in life. I was the first black student in my high school in Long Isla...

Lindsay on the People and Places

D.C. is the people and places that come together to create a city like nowhere else in the world.

Vernon on His Family’s Legacy in Washington

While D.C. will always be thought of as a political town, there are a number of family businesses that were born he...

Ruby on Having Enough to Eat

When I was working, I never had to go with no food, so it scared me to see myself and my babies not having enough t...

D and Alaysies on the High Heel Race

I grew up in the DMV, and know that there are certain areas in the city that are open to gays and some places that ...

Gregory on Being a Survivor

If you're here and alive, enjoy it. If not, you're wasting a gift.

Cristina on Coming Back to D.C. a Third Time

Remember, we are in a southern city. I think that we should all embrace that and simply say good morning to people ...

Mistress Domina Vontana on Power Exchange

People come to me to do all kinds of scenes that include things like rope bondage, impact play, which is everything...

Myron and Naomi on the Real Thing

The digital stuff wasn't enough for me. I needed the real thing.

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