As her brother Jake Tomac-Galloway, 10, drives the electric farm cart, Emily Tomac-Galloway, 7, looks over her shoulder as the sun sets on the Tomac family farm in Chesaning, Mich. This was the pair's first solo adventure on the cart without an adult supervising.
Janah Abd, 6, turns around during evening prayer at the Victoria Islamic Center. The arson who destroyed the mosque Jan. 28, 2017 was found guilty nearly a year and a half later as the community works to rebuild and continue to worship together.
Krista Cooper-Nurse shows the bruising and injuries sustained from at her her former fiancee, Justin Ayars, a San Antonio police officer, allegedly assaulting her by smashing her face with a rock and fracturing three bones outside her San Antonio apartment. Ayers remained on the force weeks after the assault.
As the day ends, Deanna Sanchez snuggles in a recliner with her four-year-old foster child at their home. Deanna and John Sanchez underwent special training to provide "trauma-informed care" for their three foster children so that they can heal. "It's a process of trust and of them getting used to you," says Deanna of building relationships with her foster children who came from abusive situations. "They were not able to trust others and they to build that trust with us."
Kelli Porter gently kisses her newborn son William Porter's forehead on her front porch of their home in Owosso, Mich. on June 2013. William was born with a cleft palate and will undergo surgeries to cosmetically fix the cleft.
Army Special Forces Medical Sgt. Shan Hawkins tightly embraces his son Kaden Hawkins, 13, after surprising Kaden in his pre-AP algebra class at Stevenson Middle School. Sgt. Hawkins just returned from his seventh deployment and hadn't seen Kaden since May.
Students in Monica White's first grade classroom all raise their hands in their classroom at Carroll Early Childhood Education Center. Carroll ECEC is leading what will eventually be a district wide pre-k redesign that gives students more choices in their activities. The new way of teaching pre-K was designed by Carroll Principal Alejandra Barraza while she was getting her doctorate in early childhood education at UT, which allowed her the "opportunity to turn the research into practice," she says.
Saginaw High School students converge on Terry Fifer as he gets out of his car on Objibway Island in Saginaw, Mich., during the pre prom gathering for the school.
Darquese Doster, left, and Terry Fifer swing their pillows at Jamia Bates in the midst of a pillow fight against the girls at the hotel where the Saginaw High School Marching Band, better known as the Mighty Marchin' Trojans, stayed in Atlanta, Ga.
Myles McGuire poses in his room. McGuire is an artist, both visual and musical, and is planning to move to Atlanta to pursue music.
Kimiya Factory, 20, and Taylor Waits, 21, pose together on the campus of University of Texas San Antonio. Factory and Waits, along with other students on campus, have been working to voice their dissatisfaction with UTSA’s handling of sexual assault investigations, claiming women are being raped and sexually assaulted by some of the same prominent students on campus. They are ultimately seeking to change the rape culture on their college campus. "The movement made itself but we kind of just listened," Factory says. Waits added that "rape is very stigmatized in communities. It’s also very stigmatized at institutions and in society." Factory also explained that "by not standing down and by being vocal about what happened is the only way to confronts it and keep trying to move forward and heal."
A man poses on Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tenn., during the Country Music Festival.
Asten Jones shows the scars from the surgery she recently underwent to treat a MRSA infection she contracted from using dirty needles, in her hospital room at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Jones recently had heart surgery because of damage her IV drug use has caused to her heart.
Ofelia Gonzales poses at the Shenandoah Homes Community Guesthouse, during a monthly family gathering of three of her granddaughters . At the age of 108, Gonzales has outlived her husband and seven of her 10 children. However, her zeal for life and spunk has not diminished with her growing years. "I had a good life. I'm free now and I do whatever I like," Gonzales says.
Branson Fairbrother embraces his friend Adrian Perez outside Fairbrother's home in San Marcos, Texas. The pair has been through a lot and Perez has been helping Fairbrother a lot after a fire destroyed Fairbrother's Iconic Village apartment.
Alma senior Dannielle Francis shields her faces from the sun as she tries to squeeze in a nap during the Chippewa Marching Band's morning practice in Kelly/Shorts Stadium before Central Michigan University's football game against Miami University. Band days are long and members of the Chippewa Marching Band squeeze in naps whenever possible.