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Using fitness as a tool to work through grief, Philly personal trainer pushes women to transform their bodies and their minds

In a photo, Morgan Burrell stands on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, flexes her bicep, and looks down in reverence as the sun catches her shadow. The Philly entrepreneur created her online fitness, coaching, and mindset business, Get Mo Phit (Physically Healthy & Internally Tenacious) with the goal of helping women transform their overall

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Students create their own educational and entrepreneurial opportunities at We Love Philly

When you approach the storefronts at 52nd and Warren streets, just off Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, you might notice the handcrafted facades of One Art Community Center’s Earthship-style building, which uses glass bottles and cans placed in cement to provide structure and light. In the center’s backyard, a group of students are working on

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Queer clients are safe to be themselves at Germantown backyard barber studio

Tucked into a little corner of Germantown, there’s a backyard garden unlike any other. At the entrance there’s a black-and-white sign with a combined triangle and circle logo. After passing through the barbed-wire gate, there’s a stone path passing several trees and plants along the side of the house. In the back, a circular garden

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There are not enough Black educators in our schools. This organization is working to change that

Years ago, my parents told Miss Farber, a white 60ish teacher at the elementary school in our Black working-class neighborhood, that when my brother and I graduated they would enroll us in a junior high program for gifted students. “There’s a Hebrew element at that school,” Miss Farber said, “and your children won’t make it.”

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Poet laureate builds verses with her community at watershed-centered workshop

Tapeta Mayson, Philadelphia’s 2020-2021 poet laureate, knows that residents of Germantown can have mixed feelings about water. The area is susceptible to flooding during heavy rains and the loss and displacement that sometimes comes as a result. A native of Liberia who grew up in North Philly and Germantown, Mayson—in addition to being a poet—is

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Birding group meets in more accessible locations to observe with all the senses

On a cold February morning, a new birding group huddled up at the John James Audubon Center in Audubon, Montgomery County. Though there’s nothing remarkable about birders getting together at the museum, the former home of America’s most famous birder, what was remarkable was what they were celebrating—the launch of a more accessible kind of

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