EMANCIPATION is a diverse collection of human and humane stories linked in an omnipotent way that only real life can assemble. Parents, grandparents, children, lovers, executive, thief, cop, educator, and drug dealer all have their unique tales to share. Their narratives of virtue, mischief, faith, immorality, morality, commitment, and perseverance bridge generational gaps and make whole a humane patchwork in an otherwise ambiguous life-scape. In a society where quick labels and categories are selective means of branding one’s character, the individual suffocates. These stories embrace our differences allowing them space to breathe. As we step through this journey of ordinary and extraordinary circumstances, perhaps the lesson learned in these snapshots is that we possess more common threads that bind than differences that divide.