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Video project gives voice to Detroit’s overlooked single mothers

"We hear the statistics about the young men, but we don't hear the voices of the women who are trying to raise them and do the right thing," Katarina Grosska told us.
screengrab of Never Alone in Detroit
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"We hear the statistics about the young men, but we don't hear the voices of the women who are trying to raise them and do the right thing," Katarina Grosska told us.

Being a single parent is a tough job. Being a single mother raising a son in one of the nation's most violent cities is really tough. 

Loyola High School in Detroit interviewed more than 100 women who have raised or are raising young men. Many of them said they felt very alone. 

Those interviews eventually took form as a video entitled Never Alone in Detroit. The project was produced by Loyola and funded by the Michigan Council for the Humanities.

Here's a short video about the project:

Katarina Grosska and Gregory Sumner worked on the video. The two University of Detroit Mercy faculty members joined us today to talk about some of the stories shared by single mothers, and what they hope viewers will take away from Never Alone in Detroit.