Sharing Stories of Virginia’s Cultural Tapestry

The faces of Central Virginia are as diverse (and beautiful) as a rich, textured tapestry. Our stories are just as diverse.

Jessica Stewart’s story is different from Cain Bassett’s story.  Jessica, a member of the Chickahominy tribe,  grew up here. Cain, who is African-American, moved to Virginia after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his family’s home in New Orleans.

Together their stories and thousands of other stories reflect the regions’s growing diversity. Their stories woven together create the rich cultural tapestry of our region.

In Your Shoes Media shares these stories in the series, Virginia Tapestry: Reflecting Our Rich Diversity.

Here are a few of the video stories we have shared so far.

Concourse Cuisine: Cain Bassett Profile

Millions of people pass through Richmond International Airport each year and many of them stop for something to eat or drink. Cain Bassett, Delaware North Companies, is in charge of the airport’s food and beverages services.

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Jessica and Anjum’s Stories

Two women, Jessican Stewart and Anjum Ali, have taken on unique leadership roles in their communities in the Richmond, Virginia metro area.

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Prom Mom

Jenny High and other volunteers at Hermitage High School in Henrico County help prom dreams come true for students.

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China via Virginia State University

With support from family and Virginia State University faculty, a group of business school students spent a semester abroad at Shanghai University.

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There are  so many more stories to share. Check henricocitizen.com each month for new stories in the Virginia Tapestry series.

And if your company or non profit group would like to connect with others through videos, life stories or photographs,  In Your Shoes Media can help.

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One thought on “Sharing Stories of Virginia’s Cultural Tapestry

  1. Karen A. Chase

    This is one of the things I love most about Richmond. I grew up in a city, Calgary, where diversity wasn’t called diversity, it was called people. Fifty-two different countries were represented in my high-school of fewer than 400 students. That diversity is here in Richmond, and I love that you are giving it such great consideration in your series.

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