About the Book:
The Humans of Minneapolis book is a curated collection of the best stories and photographs from the popular Humans of Minneapolis blog. In it, we hear personal accounts of joy, loss, transformation, and community. Stephanie Glaros has lovingly designed the book from front to back in order to fulfill her vision for a physical manifestation of her passion project from the last six years.
Why create a book from a blog? Because our engagement with social media posts are fleeting, while the printed page allows the reader to connect with what they see a little while longer. The book also features behind-the-scenes commentary from Glaros, as well as follow-up stories about some of the most popular subjects. Humans of Minneapolis the book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the city of Minneapolis, near and far.
"With Humans of Minneapolis, Stephanie Glaros creates connections and promotes empathy by listening deeply to others. Through emotional storytelling, her work attempts to bring us together. Her love for the people of this city shines through.” —R.T. Rybak, author of Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis.
About the Blog:
The blog Humans of Minneapolis is more than just a social media project. It’s a community of people who care about other people. It’s a project that bridges social divides and invites people to learn from individuals who may be quite di erent from them. It’s a safe space where regular folks can tell their own stories and know the Humans of Minneapolis community will embrace them with love and a heartfelt desire to help. It creates impactful, positive reverberations throughout our city. Most of all, it’s about making connections and encouraging empathy.
About Stephanie Glaros:
Stephanie Glaros is a teaching artist, author, and speaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the art director for Utne Reader magazine for many years and received recognition from Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators and Print. She has a BA in women’s studies from the University of Montana, and an AAS in graphic design from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) where she is now an adjunct instructor.
Glaros leads talks and workshops that focus on empathy and connection. In addition to her blog, Humans of Minneapolis, she has created community engagement projects for the City of Minneapolis, Metro Meals on Wheels and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.