Chicago Foundation for Women President Felicia Davis wants to embrace the ‘others’

By Prerana Sannappanavar Medill Reports Felicia Davis, 53, sits at home in Chicago, wearing her glasses, which are a rare sight in her many TV appearances about her work as a social impact executive. During a Zoom chat earlier this year, she references two significant experiences that molded her understanding of equity and inequity. While […]

Newest crafting craze rug tufting isn’t so tough

Keaton Wade from Tuft-A-Rug teaching Abby Bustin and Julia O’Leary how to make handmade smiley-face rugs by tufting.

By Julia O’Leary and Abby Bustin Medill Reports Rug tufting is the newest crafting craze taking over social media. #Rugtok on TikTok has garnered millions of views. It’s the hottest DIY (do it yourself) project – and you really can do it yourself! With the help of Keaton Wade from Tuft-A-Rug, Illinois’s first rug-tufting workshop, […]

Pranita Nair brings South Asian performing arts, culture, folklore to the West

By Prerana Sannappanavar Medill Reports Pranita Nair, director of Chicago’s Mandala South Asian Performing Arts organization, first came to the United States in 1985. She had been married to an Indian man who had made a life for himself in the U.S. and was accompanying him as his dependent. This was the story of many […]