Dearborn Blog is a space for the diverse voices of the great city of Dearborn to be heard. Dearborn is a city rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity, tolerance, and building the American Dream. Dearborn Blog aspires to capture that spirit.
Idrees Mutahr is a resident of Dearborn. He is an advocate for public transit and active mobility as a means of achieving sustainability, health, and promoting social equality. Idrees is on the board of Motor City Freedom Riders, a Detroit area grassroots transit advocacy organization. He currently works as a freelance graphic designer.
Julie is Detroit based artist. She is the creative director at W Design and Development with experience in front-end development, SEO, and online marketing. She focuses on simple, minimal designs and sending the message through her art.
Shady Shebak completed his undergraduate studies at University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Biology and graduated in 2008. He went on to medical school at the American University of the Caribbean and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2013. He trained in general psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Michigan State University. His interests include Arab and Muslim mental health as well as narrative learning theory. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries.
Born and raised a Dearborn resident whose family lineage dates back to the beginnings of Dearborn. Married into an amazing Lebanese family who has changed my perspective on the world and culture unfamiliar to that in which I was brought up into. This perspective and life journey as taught me to see the beauty in our differences and inspired the desire to open up discussion about embracing and celebrating those differences.
Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.
Yousef is the author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, and essays, including "Renegade Rebel", "The Massacre of Heartbreak Morrow", and an upcoming book titled "Chapter One: Costa Rica". He holds a Master of Education in ESL and teaches English and Language Arts in Dearborn, Michigan.