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Detroit Stories

Detroit has many stories. We are known as the “Paris of the Midwest,” the Motor City and Hockeytown. Today we are also known for our burnt out buildings and ruin porn. We gave the world Motown and the automobile. The people of Detroit are strong and resilient.

Over the past few years outsiders have been chomping at the bit to tell our stories, seen through their eyes and conveyed with whatever spin that would get them ratings. Our reactions were of confusion and anger.

A few weeks ago I hinted that you might be reading a few new voices here on Detroit Moxie. Those new voices will be in the form of guest posts by people telling their story of Detroit. Some are just moving here, some are returning home, some have just left the state and some have been living in Detroit for a year.

They are all Detroiters in transition and they will be telling their Detroit story.

I’ve only reached out to a few people as of now. The first batch of stories that you’ll see are from ardent supporters or fans of Detroit Moxie. I met most of these people through this blog. They might have commented on a post or sent me an email and I followed up. I’ve met all of them in person and now consider them friends, not fans.

I’m not sure exactly where the series will go—I kind of want to see what happens organically. But I do have some thoughts on the road it might end up taking.

The first post in this series was actually published a few weeks ago. Josh Sidorowicz wrote about his summer internship in Detroit. Go read it if you haven’t done so already. The next post in the series will run this Friday.

I hope you enjoy these Detroit Stories by your fellow readers. 

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Reader Comments (3)

This sounds like a great endevour. Whatever should come of it, I'm sure it'll be worthwhile.
- adam

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteradam

Thanks Adam! I hope you all enjoy it.

September 15, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Thanks for sharing this post and stories.

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