Original interviews and reporting by Ashley R. Williams
As he and his partner rolled through floodwaters in a black monster truck scouring the streets for those who needed assistance, Houston-based rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth and his close friend, Dallas native DJ Mr. Rogers, were the ones that many people turned to for help.
Anyone who hears the harrowing survival story of Shannon Duett, her husband Justin, and their two young daughters, Peyton and Sophie, would certainly agree. The family endured an ordeal that was nothing short of a nightmare nearly three months ago as an EF2 tornado ripped through their small town of Hamilton, Mississippi, during the evening hours of April 13, 2019. They had never before experienced anything like it. One person was killed by the twister.
That’s the name of the colorful jellyfish logo on the side of each one of local first grader Dorothy Lynch’s handy first-aid Sting Stopper kits. The 6-and-a-half-year-old Tybee Island resident learned firsthand how unpleasant jellyfish stings can be last summer, when she and her family visited the south end of the island.
A photographer will do anything to capture that perfect shot, even if it means driving over an hour and a half away from home most weekends. That’s the routine for Anthony Jackson Sr., who lives in Sylvania.
Olympic gold medalist swimmer Cullen Jones, who survived a near-drowning in a Pennsylvania amusement park at 5 years old and went on to become a world record holder, now works with young swimmers across the United States to shatter a decades-old stereotype.
Kathryn Kellogg’s motivation to pursue a healthier, largely plastic-free lifestyle began with a health scare at 20 years old. “I started feeling a lot of pain in my left breast and I wasn’t really sure why,” Kellogg said. Doctors had discovered several tumors.
Brandon Li has left a sock in nearly every corner of the world. The nomad is far too busy straddling elephants to worry if his grays don’t exactly match. Such is the life of a traveling filmmaker. Li wanders the world in search of the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot, while along the way capturing stunning imagery which simply “saturates the senses”. He lives nowhere, yet everywhere at the same time.