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Briana was 15 when she was in GVRC and wrote this poem. Briana’s mother is a source of complicated emotions and a trigger for some of her bad behavior. The poem is a conversation between herself and her alter ego named Avery.
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Tanadia doesn’t give in to despair—never count her out. A tough luck city with a resilient spirit, her hometown of Flint is the same way.
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A’dalea’s dreams a world much different that her own. Flint was once the American Dream. Today it is the American nightmare.
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Tanadia posted this poem on Facebook after she was released from GVRC. Her friend Pepper had been murdered and she took to social media to express her grief.
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Kids grow up fast in Flint. The city has been through so much for so long that instability has become the norm. The young women in these videos all spent time in Genesee Valley Regional Center (GVRC), an adolescent detention center. These films were made with the support of the Buckham/GVRC Share Art Project which teaches spoken word as a form of self-expression. These videos are part of a larger project titled Flint is a place.
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Photography
A series of moving portraits of people who have slowly but surely embraced new identities on the female end of the gender spectrum.
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