Obtaining someone’s permission to write about their life, especially the most difficult part of it, is an honor. Several of the stories below grew out of high-trust relationships. Profiles that won awards are noted with a caret (^).
^”A teacher shot heroin 500 days in a row. His passion for theater helped him get clean.” (IndyStar, 02.28.18) PDF || Online link
“‘This is who I am.’ Kids taunted him for having cerebral palsy. Then he found his talent.” (IndyStar, 04.25.19) PDF || Online link
^“She was told to look more like the ‘Little Mermaid.’ Years later, she still weighs food” (IndyStar, 02.07.19) PDF || Online link
“Acting helps girl recover from brain surgery” (Journal & Courier, 10.24.15) PDF || Online link
People in the arts
“Newfields exhibit shows nude male photos a photographer hid during his life” (IndyStar, 09.27.18) PDF || Online link
“Blind Melon’s chords still ring”(Journal & Courier, 12.24.15) PDF || Online link