Gloria leaves her house and walks down Elm Street to her appointment, staring at the abandoned auto parts plant as she passes it. To think, this was once the city’s largest employer – and her own. All that changed in 2010 when the company closed down. Gloria and everyone else lost their jobs, health insurance, and their sense of stability. Now they’re turning it into an apartment complex of all things, she thinks, shaking her head.
But Gloria has more important things to think about. She’s eight-months pregnant and excited for her latest ultrasound today.