"I’d like us to get a better sense of what community really is. It’s not just the people who look like us and think like us and live like us.
“Community is about the collective, about including and appreciating the other, and not trying to change or dilute that. And community doesn’t just happen by default. Community is built and nurtured — intentionally.
“Community is beautiful and necessary and messy and real, and the need and longing for it is built into the very core of each of us. My hope for this community in which we live is that we would create and be and live authentic community in 2009 — and beyond."
blogger and advocate for the homeless
Here at the Troublemaker, we like to focus on the whole story in reality.
While she's not feeding the hungry and hugging the hopeless, Cara Michele is lurking in dark streets, helping police shoot people in the face.