n the last six months, the Manheim Park neighborhood has not had a shooting or a murder. Organizations like Historic Manheim Park Association and Charlotte Street Foundation are fighting to make the space safer for the community.
Shopmaker, along with her two friends Mazzy Mann (CSF Studio Resident) and Lorelei Kretsinger, are three Kansas City trans women trying to set the record straight in terms of their community's artistic contributions. They are also Rocket Grants recipients.
The City of Lawrence gave final approval during an Aug. 7 city hall meeting for a Rocket Grants mural representing women of color to be painted outside of the Lawrence Public Library.