Stories is an interview series featuring artists and creatives in every neighborhood in Philadelphia. This is a partnership between The Philadelphia Citizen and Forman Arts Initiative, and it will run on both The Citizen and the FAI website.

Glenn Holsten

Blake Bradford

Documentarian Glenn Holsten talks about his four decades of weaving together the city’s stories of community, creativity and civic potential.

Shannon Maldonado

Morgan Nitz

Next up in our series with The Philadelphia Citizen, Shannon Maldonado on leaving behind a fashion career working with the likes of Ralph Lauren and American Eagle to come home to launch her own South Philly brand, YOWIE.

Julie Rainbow

Blake Bradford

Oral historian Julie Rainbow connects the Second Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Philly to our present search for community

Kat Echevarria Richter

Blake Bradford

In the first of a series with The Philadelphia Citizen, Kat Echevarria Richter talks about the Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, which is reviving the “Black vernacular” dance form for new audiences.