Petworth resident Jessica Childress loved the field of law, but found it lacking in diversity. So the labor and employment attorney decided to do something about it. She put pen to paper and wrote The Briefcase of Juris P. “JP” Prudence, a children’s book featuring an eleven-year old African-American lawyer who lives in Petworth.Read More
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Once upon a time I felt like I was physically fit. I used to run, was a monster on the spin bike and boxed twice a week (I was a windmill with the jump rope). Nowadays, I feel like it’s quite possible that I’m made out of barely flexible PVC pipe instead of muscle. I also have a 5 year old and my mid-40s coming up, so I decided it was time to make a change, and I wanted local help to get me back on track. So I decided to stop by Level Up Personal Fitness on Georgia Avenue...Read More
Petworth resident Wayan Vota, a fan of Cards Against Humanity, teamed up with friends Jessica Heinzelman and Teddy Ruge to create a new card game specific to their careers in international aid and development. They brainstormed on ideas and partnered with another Petworth resident, Maria Mandle, who runs CreativeCouch Designs, to create the card deck and branding. They then reached out to aid workers around the world for ideas. The result is JadedAid, a card game to save humanitarians… from themselves. Read more about JadedAid and see the HuffPost interview, after the break:Read More