In the fall of 2015, Brijetta Hall Waller (a.k.a. Jet) and Megan Monday (a.k.a. Meg) were on a mission: to counter a flood of “bad news” and negativity with positive, inspiring stories from our state. Stories that could lift us up, connect us, and show us a way forward. Jet and Meg founded Love Wisconsin and teamed up with many great talents, including Tom Kuplic and Nelson Cho, to produce the project.
For four years, the small-but-mighty Love WI team traveled all over Wisconsin to find, collect, and share an incredible, diverse collection of stories that celebrate the good and shine a light on the hard-working, humble, love-thy-neighbor qualities of the Badger State (and a few of our quirky Cheesehead characteristics, too).
In the summer of 2019, Love Wisconsin officially partnered with the Wisconsin Humanities Council to bring you more great stories from our state. It’s a perfect match in more ways than one. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. Love Wisconsin is on a mission to connect people through storytelling.
With a shared vision and different super-powers to contribute to the effort, both organizations—including Maria Parrott-Ryan, the new executive producer—are excited to move forward together, connecting and more deeply engaging even more Wisconsinites across our state.
Thanks for being a part of our community. We look forward to sharing many more Wisconsin stories with you.