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For 17 years, Demetress Williams fostered children. Then she met four siblings she wanted to adopt.

"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."
Midtown Atlanta traffic

Tell us: You know you’re an Atlantan when…

We want to hear from you: what makes you an Atlantan? What are the experiences—besides getting stuck for hours on the downtown Connector—that bind us together as a city?

Who is that guy on the BeltLine with a TV on his head?

"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."
Gus Kaufman

Gus Kaufman used to wish he wasn’t gay. Now he talks about the liberation of being your true self.

"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."
Jackee White, five-star Lyft driver

After 20,000 passengers, this five-star Lyft driver has met more Atlantans than you know

"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."

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