one of my dearest friends works in Highland Park, Michigan.
This is a sector of Detroit most people don't want to go to - or are 'fearful' of stepping in, based on its' high crime rates, abandoned buildings + poverty.
I, however, have found it to be nothing of the sort.
I find the people to be warm + welcoming- full of community,
rich in history, love, and culture .
I enjoy getting to know them + learning about the past of HP, as does my friend who works as a social worker in the schools.
So when she asked if I would come shoot an event happening at her school this spring, I jumped at the idea.
What a joy it was to experience this special day . . .
an event created for the young women of the school to practice good manners + enjoy being a girl .
Hope you enjoy looking through these as much as I enjoyed capturing them .