Over the last few months, Delores Washington’s name has rolled softly from the lips of Bridge members like a personal pride, our poet. Her work, which can be found in nearly every edition, has captivated its readers since her debut, and has developed somewhat of a cult-following amongst our largest supporters. In many ways, her
As The Bridge works to recruit new members each week and a southern October chill settles in Memphis, friendly competition between vendors grows. So far, the connections made between Bridge employees at training sessions and on the streets have resulted in friendships, strategy, and a provoked motivation to sell. Lynda and Ed, a hardworking duo of top sellers, split
In my last article, I wrote about the conception of The Bridge and gave a nod to the lovely people who create it. Today, we’re going to look at how, exactly, the paper reaches the hands of the public. (General takeaway: Good news is spread through the work of angels.) While the aforementioned writers and artists
As a first year student at Rhodes College, I feel like The Bridge and I have a lot in common. We’re fairly new in Memphis, greatly anticipated, worthy of our own Facebook page, dedicated to helping others, well put-together, and, most of all, masters at looking effortless despite the hours of hard work we put
There are about a million and one reasons why you should buy The Bridge: you become informed on current issues of the Memphis homeless population, there are thought-provoking pictures to look at and moving pieces of poetry to read, you get to complete a really cool crossword, it just makes you a better person all
I’ve seen a lot of what goes into The Bridge. As a co-founder, I’ve sat behind our copyeditors as they put the finishing touches on each issue, and I’ve watched ash pile up beneath my fingers after melting the ends of string on to countless vendor badges. I’ve hidden behind street posts trying to catch
It seems rather convenient that the first “The Bridge Process for Dummies” blog post is about the part of The Bridge process that I do. It also seems rather convenient that I have layout pages due in less than 72 hours, and am looking for any way to procrastinate from working on those said pages.