Ever wonder why cities invest in parks, greenways and bike lanes? The answer is simple: it pays off. Consider New York City’s Central Park. Beyond being a treasured local landmark at the center so many lives, it’s also the undeniable benchmark in smart park planning and proof positive that parks matter. In 1856–before the 843 [...]
by Bill Day. Memphian Bill Day is two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award in Cartooning. His cartoons are syndicated internationally by Cagle Cartoons. Cartoons Archive →
Photograph by Amie Vanderford
This ongoing series of photographs is intended to show the daily lives of these single mothers in order to invoke recognition of their similarities to all mothers, along with understanding and empathy from the viewer of the strengths that these single mothers possess within the challenging situations they face. My hope is that newfound empathy with these mothers’ lives will give people some pause before they condemn single mothers when discussing issues such as welfare and other politically charged hot buttons.
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