Although Seattle’s going through some major growing pains, we’re grateful that it’s filled with people who deeply care about its future. Next Wednesday is Seattle’s 165th birthday. (🎉) In light of all of our city’s successes and challenges, we invite you to join us in giving Seattle a different kind of birthday present: some heartfelt honesty.
So tell us: What keeps you here? Maybe it’s the strong ties to your community, your partner, a love of the outdoors, or love for your neighborhood. Or maybe it’s that you’ve struggled like hell to stay here — fighting against gentrification, the rising cost of living, and lots of other challenges because this place is worth fighting for.
We want to share YOUR stories about what’s tying you to the Emerald City. Have some thoughts? Share your story using the form here — and be sure to include a photo of the person, place, or thing that keeps you here. Can’t boil it down to just one thing? That’s cool. Pick something that feels right and see where it takes you.
We’ll be taking your submissions until 12 p.m. Monday, May 21 and sharing out your stories starting on Seattle’s birthday. 🎂