Stella Shannon
SHANNON: Making a home

When asked “What does New Haven mean to you?” Wazhma expresses conflicting emotions that most 11-year-old Americans will never experience in an existentially threatening way. “I feel sad because of Donald Trump, and I feel angry,” Wazhma begins. “I was here about three years, and I love America.” Wazhma has begun the difficult process of physically, mentally and emotionally reimagining the meaning of home.

Believe in People returns to Ninth Square

Believe in People, the street artist whose artwork has appeared throughout the Elm City, contributed a new, controversial painting to a historic cafe in the city’s Ninth Square neighborhood.