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The Blend

A new digital magazine for Detroit women leaders! Access resources for your journey; find inspiration and advice; and connect with an inclusive community of women dedicated to supporting each other. Sign up to get the monthly magazine straight to your inbox.

career savvy coaching heather Coleman-Voss
Heather Coleman-Voss of Career Savvy Coaching has some advice for landing a dream job.
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seat detroit coworking space's new home in the north end
Less than a year after opening, coworking space Seat Detroit left their rental in Eastern Market to focus on building a community of entrepreneurs in the North End.
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Black women suffragists in the early 1900s.
Easier access to voting is important in any election season, but in a pandemic it’s vital -- and there are some particular implications for women. Sharon Dolente of the ACLU of MIchigan is one of the women fighting to ensure voting access.
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mural at matrix theater, where electoral chaotic event will take place
Welcome to The Electoral Chaotic, where you can reflect on the role of community leaders -- or, rage-smash a cupcake.
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diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace
Whether you're a customer or the CEO, we've outlined the steps to help make your organization more just for all.
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crowd at detroit slutwalk
Throughout the spring and summer, Detroiters have protested daily for racial justice, following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Somewhere along the frontlines, amidst the chants and tear gas, Chantel Watkins -- activist, poet and champion for social justice -- has been marching.
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Metro Detroit teacher-parents face difficult options for their jobs and kids' schooling. Image shows young girl receiving virtual instruction at a laptop.
“Many people tell me I’m lucky to be a teacher, but they don’t understand that after trying to teach and contact students all day, I will not be the best teacher to my child."
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Denise Fair
How Denise Fair, the top health official in Detroit, makes tough calls during the COVID-19 crisis -- while trying not to let stress overwhelm her.
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Detroit women at the vanguard, a playlist of essential music right now.
Detour and The Blend curated a playlist of some of our favorite music from Detroit women artists of color right now, working across pop, R&B, hip hop and more, featuring stars like Dej Loaf, stalwarts like Miz Korona and artists who are on the come-up like Siena Liggins.
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Detroit has an unquestionable influence on modern music, from the era of Motown, to the birth of techno, to the distinctly punctuated beats of Motor City hip hop. Throughout the decades, women have helped shape the changing Detroit sound -- but their contributions to genres’ evolution are sometimes sidelined or invisible.
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Katelyn Durst Rivas started The Free Black Women's Library in Detroit.
Katelyn Durst Rivas runs the Free Black Women's Library-Detroit from her bike, with a collection of 400 books, all written by Black women.
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danielle north and family
"The truth is, I’ve consciously allowed my children to live a lie."
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