Amy Haimerl is the founder of the Shady Ladies Literary Society, an event series that pairs up emerging women writers, scientists, chefs and bartenders for unforgettable evenings. Amy is also a professor of journalism at Michigan State University and author of Detroit Hustle, a memoir about rehabbing an historic home read more
Lynne Golodner has dedicated her life to sharing stories about how people find meaning in the mundane. In her new podcast, Make Meaning, launched in 2018, Lynne shines the spotlight on meaningful people doing meaningful things and living lives filled with purpose. Download podcast episodes here, on iTunes, Soundcloud, Podcast Detroit, or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. We hope you become inspired to find meaning in your work, at home, and wherever you go!
Burners Without Borders Detroit provides people experiencing homelessness supplies to survive the cold. This week on the Make Meaning podcast, Lynne Golodner chats with Doxie Kaltz, lead community organizer for BWB Detroit. Hear Doxie building community and seeing the humanity in everyone.
Heather’s love for cake design stemmed from her education in art, a passion for food, and a childlike refusal to believe that there was nothing she couldn’t create. While attending the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Heather Leavitt packed up her paint brushes and headed to Florence read more
Brynnna Connolly, Rithik Hossali, Sabriya Imami, and Krisha Ramani found meaning writing within the One Earth Writing Ambassadors program. One Earth Writing’s empowerment programs bring together teens from different races, religions, and socioeconomic origins for writing workshops that build confidence, power and purpose. Students explore shared interests like family, friendship, read more
Sherrie Singer is a full time community leader and volunteer. She is the president and co-founder of THREAD…Connecting Jewish Women, a non-profit organization with its mission to educate, engage and inspire Jewish women in the metro Detroit community. Sherrie joins Lynne on the Make Meaning podcast and discusses how Thread read more
LaTonia Walker is a lifelong resident of Detroit, MI. She is a Social Worker and Life Coach to women living in poverty and experiencing homelessness at a Detroit Shelter. She is also the founder and CEO of The Ladies League of Detroit, a women’s group for middle ground women that read more
Anni Keane-Riley has over 10 years of experience working with professionals and families throughout the United States. She has worked primarily in training, social service support and advocacy roles, engaging people who work in and around the Child Welfare Industry: youth, prospective adoptive parents, social workers, and policymakers. Anni joins read more