This July marked the one-year anniversary of Wisconsin Humanities' partnership with Love Wisconsin! We’re incredibly proud to be producing stories that matter and sharing them widely on a platform that reaches 100,000+.
To mark this happy occasion, we've launched a brand new Love Wisconsin website that currently highlights three people you may recognize. Dylan Jennings, Corey Saffold, and Jim Leary are all doing important work in the humanities in Wisconsin. Dylan is an archaeologist and tribal leader. Corey is a former police officer. Jim is a scholar of Upper Midwestern folklore. All three have worked closely with Wisconsin Humanities to spread ideas, share perspectives, and bring communities together. Each of their Love Wisconsin stories is worth reading, or re-reading!
The Love Wisconsin project is fueled by our desire to use storytelling to create connections, inspire compassion, and promote understanding. In the five years of the project, readers have met farmers, artists, teachers, volunteers, business owners, and more. The storytellers come from all kinds of different backgrounds, from all across the state. Each one is unique, but they all have two things in common. They all call Wisconsin home, and they care about their neighbors and communities. Many are doing great things that make our state a better place to live.
The new Love Wisconsin website offers ways for you to discover stories by category, region, and topic. You can find stories that share a common theme, like community or creativity, or ones from a part of the state you want to explore. On the home page you’ll find the newest stories, so it is always worth checking back. These stories first appear on the Love Wisconsin Facebook page, but if Facebook isn’t for you, the website has everything in one place, including collections such as:
- Stories on Race & Equity: Love Wisconsin has always had a focus on storytelling that highlights racial justice and equity issues in our state. The events of this summer have underlined the deep need to listen to people’s lived experiences and to explore solutions together. This collection of stories offers an opportunity to learn directly from neighbors whose perspectives, experiences, and work help shine a light on a path forward together.
- Stories about Farm Life: Farmers and growers are the lifeblood of Wisconsin. We’re proud to offer diverse stories that show there are many kinds of farmers in Wisconsin—each of them dedicated to the land and the food they provide for us all.
We are very proud to offer these perspectives and voices because we know this is how we grow as individuals and find solutions together that will keep our state healthy and resilient. We hope you love it as much as we do. Now, go have some fun exploring the all-new lovewi.com!