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She’s queer, mixed race, and conservative in Seattle. One reaction? ‘It’s as if I’m betraying my own identity’

“I often experience complete shock from people when I share my political views with them,” says Mellina White Cusack, a libertarian-leaning conservative. “But as of late, the shock has shifted to something like disgust.”

/ June 23, 2017


Video: What do Seattle newcomers think about their city?

What do Seattle newcomers think of their city? We passed on your questions to a group of Seattle transplants, who shared their move-to-Seattle story and their perspectives on their new home.

/ June 21, 2017


Seattle Dollars: Ever heard of the Female Founder Effect?

As Seattle women workers become more educated, the gender wage gap widens in the city. To combat this inequity, one Seattleite is championing something called the “female founder effect.”

/ June 15, 2017


Video: The Seattle Freeze is probably melting. Here’s what that means for people moving in

The Seattle Freeze holds that it’s harder to make new friends here than in other cities. But now that Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country, won’t that influx of people looking for friends warm up the chill?

/ June 14, 2017


How to Win at Seattle: ‘You never know when you might need to join a protest’

When Nikkita Oliver was growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, her mom made sure to save up enough money to bring Nikkita and her sister on a road trip every summer. On stage at Impact Hub with The Evergrey’s Mónica Guzmán last Thursday, Nikkita recalled one of those trips. She remembered her mom stopping the car […]

/ June 13, 2017


Nikkita Oliver: ‘I have to have friends who disagree with me’

Days after Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant drew cheers for keeping Republicans distant, Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver told a crowd that she not only has Republican friends, but feels that she has to.

/ June 9, 2017


Video: Is the Seattle Freeze real?

The Seattle Freeze is the belief that it’s hard to make friends here. But is it true? We asked Seattle natives and transplants and recorded their answers. Have you experienced the Freeze?

/ June 7, 2017


Video: Who’s a Seattleite? Here’s what you think it takes to earn Seattle cred

What does it mean to be a Seattleite? And what does it take to become one? The first video in our Seattle native/transplant series stirred up a ton of debate. Here are the highlights.

/ June 1, 2017


Watch Nikkita Oliver throw some punches at one of her favorite Seattle spots

You learn a lot about people when you see them doing what they love. So on Tuesday we caught up with poet, attorney, and Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver at one of her favorite spots, Arcaro Boxing Gym in the Central District. We’ll talk to her at our second Sparked Seattle event June 8.

/ May 31, 2017


Video: What does it mean to be a Seattleite? And what does it take to become one?

Check out the first of a series of videos that explore Seattleite’s relationship to the city and our relationships with each other.

/ May 24, 2017