The essence of the people project represents the intersecting experience of real people, real lives, real history and real conversation. The project aims to document the day-to-day reality of everyday people and provide a voice for individuals to inspire others through their truth. We ground ourselves in providing a voice to the voiceless in lieu of advocating a system of unity through shared similarities and respected differences. The mission has managed to diminish the separation between rich and poor, black and white; and places everyone in a position to matter.
We speak. And we make them listen.
My name is Bria Davis and I am a 22-year-old student at Texas Southern University pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of child and family development. I was born and raised in one of the six historic wards of Houston, Texas known to many as Third Ward. At first glance, one may assume that the community is nothing greater than an impoverished landscape permeated with high crime rates, government housing, and underprivileged environmental conditions. But for me, my neighborhood represents an astounding paradigm of perseverance, culture, human empowerment, and untainted stories yearning to be told. Because of my perspective, I began wandering the streets of Houston, on a quest to find underrepresented people with real stories and speaking with them through real conversation. It was under this concept that I founded and created The People Project: Real Lives. Real Art. Real History. Real Conversation. I believe that everyone has a purpose and we all deserve a chance to speak about our experiences regardless of our background or social economic placement. I cultivated this movement to allow people the chance to share their stories and promote social change through shared experiences and respected differences.
Peace + Love,
My name is Morganne Nikole and I consider myself a 24-year-old writer and poet. I hold a Master's of Journalism degree from the University of North Texas with writing credits from SaintHeron.com and the Dallas Observer DC9 music blog. My personal idealism is centered around the liberating freedom expression for all people regardless of sex, class, gender, race, and sexuality. I believe that the work will rise from the pulse of the words- the words rise from the pulse of the experience- and the experience will rise from the discovery of being. of doing. of becoming.
Your story matters. Everyone matters.
Journey with us.