The New Faces of Georgia’s Justice System

From Great Big Story. Just outside Atlanta, a group of women are making history in Georgia’s court system. The city of South Fulton is home to the United States’ only court run entirely by African-American women. Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers and her colleagues are intent on changing people’s perceptions of the legal system, beginning…

Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors

From Great Big Story. When it comes to Japanese craftsmanship, knives often get all the glory. But in the city of Sakai, where traditional metalwork goes back centuries, there is one man who has built his legacy on something a little different. Master blacksmith Yasuhiro Hirakawa is the only traditional scissor maker left in Japan.…

She’s Bringing Ballet to the Streets of New York

From Great Big Story. Aesha Ash fought negative stereotypes about African-American women all the way to the New York City Ballet and the world’s most prestigious stages. These days, you can find her—tutu and all—pirouetting around her native inner-city Rochester, New York. Through her Swan Dreams Project, Aesha combines photography and ballet to prove that…