David Cowan’s expressive style of signing frequently captures the public’s attention—most recently when he was interpreting onstage at Governor Brian Kemp’s coronavirus press conferences.
"Every monk has a unique story, and it all begins with the call." Meet Brother Philip, one of 26 monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
I have run on every single highway in this city. I’ve run every section of major railroad. I ran across a couple of lanes of the Connector in order to properly map Midtown.
I love watching a customer’s face light up after taking a bite of my food. I’m friendly because it’s our tradition: to be generous, hospitable.
"When I was nine, I was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. I’ve probably uploaded a few hundred pictures of inaccessible sidewalks to Atlanta’s 311 app. The city is typically good about responding. Still, we need to be more proactive than reactive."
"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."
"Atlanta is such a broad city; the population is exploding, and with that growth, I know problems occur. The other side of that is, when you have all this mixture, all this diversity, that’s when culture comes out. I just hope this project makes Atlanta a little happier, funkier place to live."
"I always wished, 'God, make me not a homosexual,' since I could imagine no life as that. And I told [my LGBTQ] workshop participants, once you accept and cherish who you are, you shine like [a] star."
"I broke my ankle, had a bad divorce, lost custody of my daughters, and ended up basically homeless. That's when I decided to try out Lyft. Now, I have a five-star rating and driven 20,000 passengers. My goal is to be the first female driver to make $100,000."