Posts tagged Community Building
My Origin Story: Ryan Wilson

The Gathering Spot is an invitation-only private membership club built to foster community, collaboration and experiences. The club features an event space, restaurant and bar, and 24/7 co-working space. More than being the space business, however, we are in the community business. We bring together people from all across the city together in shared community. I started this business because I couldn't find a community post-college that allowed me to meet new and different people.

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My Origin Story: Alecia Young

YOGAMOTIF is a healing arts yoga studio that specializes in make & take wellness. We celebrate your body (as is) and invite you to twist, turn, laugh, shimmy, and create in your own beautiful body. My experience opening and operating a yoga studio has made me even more sensitive to the idea of holding space. Holding space for myself so I don't burn out. Holding space for our teachers so they feel supported. Holding space for our guests so they can cultivate a sense of healing in their own bodies. Holding space for the community as our studio is located in a gentrified neighborhood in Pittsburgh. I often think about what I'm doing to maintain healing in my own life so I might continue to hold all of this space.

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My Origin Story: Ashlee Lawson

RUNGRL is the first-of-its-kind new media platform that provided information, inspiration and celebration for the Black woman runner. We are creating a space where Black woman across the full distance running spectrum can share their voices and stories, challenges and triumphs...authentically. A space where all levels of runners, from first time 5k’ers to ultra marathoners can see and feel themselves represented and celebrated in the sport.


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