Page Leggett

Poetry at Work Day: Three Charlotte Poets Share Ideas on How to Celebrate

CLT Creatives | January 12, 2021

Most offices could use a little more lyricism and a lot less “leveraging” and “going after the low-hanging fruit.” In fact, we shouldn’t limit sharing poetry – at work or elsewhere – to just one day. Poetry should be shared often – and especially in… read more »

5 Ridiculous Questions with Todd Smith

5 Ridiculous Questions, CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | November 20, 2020

Todd Smith Executive Director Bechtler Museum of Modern Art When Todd Smith became the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s executive director in early September, it was a homecoming of sorts. Smith lived in Charlotte early in his career – when he worked… read more »

Calling emerging, Black architects (or architecture students)!

Creative News | November 19, 2020

“From the beginning of Camp North End, we’ve been trying to … make it successful inside its boundaries, but also ensure it has a positive impact on the community.  And the Black Lives Matter movement this summer challenged us to up our game, to think… read more »

“Hands Up” shares 7 stories about 2 words Black people are too used to hearing 

CLT Creatives, Happenings | November 12, 2020

“Three Bone Theatre doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable topics or difficult conversations, and this piece will make some people uncomfortable,” Robin Tynes-Miller said. “And that’s important. It is about the trauma caused by police violence in the Bl… read more »

‘No shame in asking for help’

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | October 29, 2020

25% of individuals requesting help from Crisis Assistance Ministry since COVID have been brand new to the agency, compared with 1% during the same time last year. Liana Humphrey, the nonprofit’s chief marketing officer, says they’re coming from areas… read more »

The writing’s on the wall 

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | October 22, 2020

“We Are Hip Hop” is more than a mural. It’s an ongoing celebration of local hip-hop culture – a unique culture that helps elevate Charlotte. (“We don’t want to be a baby Atlanta,” Dammit Wesley said.)  Every letter tells a story.  The new Camp North… read more »

Healing Trauma, Building Wealth

CLT Nonprofits | October 22, 2020

“Trauma affects the brain and decision-making. If you’re exposed to trauma from any source, including poverty, the healthy enzymes in your brain that help you make decisions decrease. Most low-income earners aren’t poor because they make bad decision… read more »

Teen Actor’s Lab Offers Students a Safe Space to Study, Socialize and Share the Stage

Creative News, How To/Resources | September 8, 2020

“I wanted Annabelle to have a way to connect with others her age. I’m so thankful to the Blumenthal for creating this outlet. There’s a limited pool of arts programming during normal times. It’s a huge blessing to have this now.” – Marie Duty Like ma… read more »

Natalie Williams: Part Motivational Speaker / Part Fairy Godmother

CLT Creatives | July 28, 2020

“By the time we ask for help, we’re often in a desperate state. I tell clients: It’s OK not to know everything. But tell someone! Ask for help – and sooner rather than later. I preach this a lot: Be OK with not being OK.” – Natalie Williams Natalie W… read more »

The LACCC is Small, But Mighty

CLT Nonprofits | July 14, 2020

“We invested our resources to help our members during the current [COVID-19] crisis,” Gonzalez said, “even though we were struggling ourselves.” – Rocio Gonzalez Rocio Gonzalez and the Latin American Chamber of Commerce do an outsized amount of good…. read more »

“Green shoots through concrete…”

CLT Nonprofits | July 1, 2020

“I’ve seen this movie before,” he said. “I’ve been involved in Black Power and civil rights for a long time. But we’ll see. This time does feel different.” – Henry Rock Henry Rock has been anticipating this moment – when the white establishment final… read more »

Lifting Up Communities Too Long Ignored

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 23, 2020

“…we want to teach financial responsibility – show our participants how the business world works.” – Manuel Campbell Before Aspire Community Capital makes a loan, the nonprofit gives aspiring business owners the know-how and tools to realize their… read more »

“All Part of the Same Ecosystem…” – Prospera Aids Hispanic Entrepreneurs

CLT Nonprofits | June 3, 2020

Prospera’s José Alvarez helps aspiring entrepreneurs realize a dream, become part of the business community José Alvarez, head of Prospera, a nonprofit that offers free bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs, has a motto: “Everyone’s an entre… read more »

The Queen City stands in for The Big Apple

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | May 15, 2020

“There is so much art in our city, and it’s such a gift to us. So often, we drive right by it. But if you can take the time to slow down and really notice it, you’ll see it’s amazing.” – Brooke Brown Brooke Brown was supposed to be walking around Man… read more »

Searching for Hope in Despair City

Editorials | September 3, 2019

Queen City creative and celebrated writer, Page Leggett, recently experienced a strange homecoming when she returned to Washington, DC, where she lived in the 90s. She shares her thoughts on returning and on interacting with Michelle Obama’s portrait… read more »

Junk Mail Prompts An (Almost) Date with Death

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Editorials | May 28, 2019

I recently got a postcard inviting me to something called a “Peace of Mind Seminar.” Awesome, I thought. Peace of mind is in short supply these days. I’m nervous by nature, and President Trump’s twitchy Twitter finger (and all that entails) have exac… read more »