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Gun violence is as much about changing our culture as it is about changing our laws, says UVA undergrad activist
Karly Scholz says it’s time her generation changed its relationship with guns.
Listen: ‘When I transitioned, life just started.’
Next on In My Humble Opinion’s podcast, Charley Burton on being Black and trans in central Virginia.
Listen: With 500 restaurants in a 10-mile radius, Charlottesville chef Atwon Brinson says there has to be a better way to staff them
In My Humble Opinion’s podcast has a candid conversation with Brinson about his perspective on life in restaurants in central Virginia.
A car crashed into her living room — and it was all terribly inconvenient
Katrina Spencer learned to detach from disasters a long time ago. So when a car punched a hole in her home, life went on.
Why a crossing guard will suggest Charlottesville’s City Council install speed cameras near schools
Substitute crossing guard Adrienne Dent writes that drivers too often go too fast and that it’s time the city takes further action to slow them down.
7 must-read stories by your neighbors
Here’s a recap of the first year of First Person Charlottesville.
My 14th Christmas in prison
Mithrellas Curtis, incarcerated at the Fluvanna Correctional Center, makes ‘magic out of thin air’ — no matter where she celebrates the holidays.
A new podcast series from In My Humble Opinion highlights perspectives from community members
The first episode is about what violence means in our lives, as told by Katrina Spencer.
He used to sneak to the back of the library to learn about who he was — now this trans advocate has his own book
Charley Burton didn’t know what “trans” meant until his 50s, and he wants young people to find their voices sooner than he did.