Taylor Mac, performing at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in October. "It felt a little bit like a ritual sacrifice," Mac says. "I came home and I fell asleep at the dinner table."
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Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT.