Across the Great Divide aims to bring out the individuality and common humanity of Americans from different backgrounds, political orientations, ages, genders and parts of the country. Join us by sharing your outward political beliefs on a digital and magically colored hand and your more personal self with a brief Where I'm From poem. Then reach across the great divide by sending a digital postcard to those you may love but disagree with on the other side of the aisle.
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Where I'm From Poem
I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon tetrachloride.
I am from the dirt under the back porch...
I'm from the know-it-alls
   and the pass-it-ons.
from Perk up! and Pipe down!
In the summer of 1993, the poet George Ella Lyon wrote a poem called “Where I'm From” evoking childhood memories of growing up behind her family’s dry cleaning store in Harlan, Kentucky. The poem has inspired people all over the world to share something deeply human about themselves by honing in on the details that make each of us distinctive.
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"I am from a bar or bat mitzvah every weekend and that awful naked feeling of chilly pantyhose at thirteen, inexpert makeup, braces for years and years before I was pretty." - Ellia Bisker, on her Jewish upbringing
Eva Pedriglieri, 23
Fort Lauderdale, FL