We The People


‘Atheism is the last taboo,’ says West Chester woman, an advocate for non-believers

Margaret Downey advocates for atheists and helps people cure their superstitions.

His underground video game tournaments in Philly draw gamers from age 12 to 46

Gamers travel from as far away as Michigan to play in Madden NFL and NBA 2K tournaments run by a mail clerk nicknamed "Jimmy Thousands."

His underground video game tournaments in Philly draw gamers from age 12 to 46

Gamers travel from as far away as Michigan to play in Madden NFL and NBA 2K tournaments run by a mail clerk nicknamed "Jimmy Thousands."

She left her all-boys school after coming out as trans. Now, she leads LGBTQ trainings there.

Hazel Edwards, 21, helped craft the Philadelphia School District’s policy on protecting transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

She left her all-boys school after coming out as trans. Now, she leads LGBTQ trainings there.

Hazel Edwards, 21, helped craft the Philadelphia School District’s policy on protecting transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

He cares for Longwood Gardens' 5,500 orchids, and is studying to become a pastor

His purpose and his dream job presented themselves at the same time.

He cares for Longwood Gardens' 5,500 orchids, and is studying to become a pastor

His purpose and his dream job presented themselves at the same time.
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Hospital worker known as ‘Pete the Groin Crusher’ has crushed 10,000 groins ‘without even a sweat’

“I’m holding someone’s groin for 20 minutes, they tend to remember me and nobody else."

Pet groomer unleashes dogs' inner rock stars with mohawks and colorful dyes

Rahanna Gray’s Instagram is full of her colorful clientele, whose hairdos range from mohawks to ombre dye jobs.

Bucks dads are the force behind events from Minefaire to Comic Con for Kids

Their Minefaire and Brick Fest Live conventions attract crowds nationwide. Now, they're starting a Comic Con for Kids.

‘Erik the Everyday Viking’ pillages minds and dresses like Krampus at Christmastime

It started as a joke, and then a hobby. Now, says Erik Weiss, "This is my day job."

What happens when a surrealist decorates a South Philly rowhome

"Welcome to Wonderland," artist Alden Cole said, as he opened his door.

Refugee went from janitor to vendor at Reading Terminal Market in a year

This Syrian refugee made a promise to God — and she's kept it.

Philly bladesmith brings his ancient craft to Instagram

Videos of him testing his knives on tomatoes, water bottles and everything in between are particularly and inexplicably satisfying to watch.

She grew up on Tastykakes, now she’s creating them

"People in Philadelphia tend to give me ideas," she said.

West Oak Lane native hosts Discovery channel show with puns and Tom Brady burns

Faruq Tauheed burned Tom Brady and showed the Eagles love during one of his epic BattleBots intros this year.

After decades as a cop, he became a yoga teacher

What one police lieutenant thought of as a "soft art" has since become his second career.