• Standing Still February 25, 2022 5:03 pm

    Life as a Caregiver in Massachusetts Public Housing

    Mary Stewart lives in public housing in Concord, Massachusetts, where she takes care of a neighbor with dementia and another neighbor’s infant son. In this final installment of our “Standing Still” series, photographer Jodi Hilton shows you Stewart’s life — and we hear about the COVID and cancer scares that have impacted her family. Stewart says it has been tough...

  • Standing Still February 28, 2022 3:08 pm

    How 1 Latina Store Owner Makes a Living in LA

    Graciela Medina used to work at the Union Swap Meet in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, before it was closed and replaced with a mixed-use development. Now she’s working seven days a week at her own store selling gifts, toys and clothes to a predominantly Latino customer base in the neighborhood, where many residents are being priced out due to gentrification....

  • Standing Still February 23, 2022 5:46 pm

    Living Paycheck to Paycheck in 1 of the Most Pricey Counties

    Ieman Marouf is a first-generation Egyptian American, and a single mom of two. She works as a medical assistant in Reston, Virginia, part of Fairfax County — one of the priciest counties in the nation. For our “Standing Still” photo series, Marouf talked to NBCLX contributor Valerie Plesch about making ends meet, getting back on her feet after catching COVID-19...

  • Standing Still February 22, 2022 7:11 pm

    Faith Keeps This Struggling Washington Family Going

    In 1989, Rosa Guzman crossed the border from Mexico to join her husband in the Pacific Northwest, where he worked in packing houses. Guzman moved often before settling in Bingen, Washington, on the shores of the Columbia River, where NBCLX contributor Michael Hanson photographed her for this installment in our “Standing Still” series. Just before the pandemic hit, Guzman became...

  • small business February 22, 2022 7:57 pm

    This AZ Woman Owns 3 Stores Where Women in Need Can Shop Free

    Cynthia Scott served 4 prison sentences and was in jail 17 different times while struggling with heroin addiction. Now she runs Nickel City Baby, a women’s clothing store with 2 locations in the Phoenix, Arizona area and another in Oklahoma. Every pricetag at the stores ends in .55, because 55 cents of every purchase go to help women in need,...

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