We’re better together.

Dear Americans is an evolving collection of articles, podcasts, and projects in pursuit of unity. It’s for people who want to bridge the things that divide us.

Letters to a beloved people by Matt Shaw.

Daily step counts. Progress reports about various things. Hosted by Matt Shaw with many special guests. Evolving!

We all wear shoes. They unite us. Let’s celebrate it with our shoe pics plus other personal details. Share your shoes here.

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About Matt Shaw

Founder and editor of Speak Up, a magazine written by people on the streets.

Married. Three kids. I like to run.

Favorite book in the last year: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield.

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In Pursuit of Unity


Matt Shaw

Editor of Speak Up, which gives a voice to writers facing homelessness. Passion project is Dear Americans: in pursuit of unity.