*sigh* long days at the office.. This is what happens at the DBCFSN office when we need to decompress Featured in video: Malik, Executive Director of DBCFSN aka my supervisor Lesha, Office Manager/Accountant aka The Conqueror Nameless, Lesha’s trusty guitar Videographer: Me, myself, and I
"So... what are you doing again?"- My attempt to...
Since I’ve had to field this question so many times, I figured it would be worthwhile to make a post about it. Ever since I accepted this opportunity, I’ve had to explain at LEAST 3+ times to people who actually love and may care about what I’m doing, so I can only imagine what people I meet once and explain it to must think or feel. In fact, explaining this experience to...
HA, I love my mom
Mom: Yeah, we have Tavia for a few more weeks before she heads out.
Me: More like a few more days...
Dad: Yeah, it's days.
Mom: Days? I thought you were here for two more weeks.
Me: Nah, mom (pause)... I leave next Tuesday. I set the flight and everything...
Mom: Next Tuesday!? Lord, I start teaching next week, y'all know I forget...
The Post In Which It All Got Real... well, almost
In a week from today, I will be in DC. In fact, at this exact moment a week from now, I will be surrounded by 19 other Emerson Fellows ending our first day of training. How did time move so fast? It feels like just yesterday, it was March and I was in the throes of my senior year and being all angsty and annoying, freaking out over whether the CHC would offer me this opportunity. Now I’m...
Part II: How Not Taking AP English Changed My Life
Lesson Learned: don’t advertise that you’ll publish part ii a week later… and then wait three weeks to do it. Last time I make time sensitive promises. So, where were we? Oh, yes, English 102I with Chapman Greer. I loved (and still love) Chapman Greer, and my initial admiration boiled down to one surprisingly simple fact: she used profanity. The first day we had class,...
Food Price Spikes- Oxfam
“To shed more light on the impacts of food price spikes, Oxfam has created an interactive map of Food Price Volatility Pressure Points. This map shows the impacts of price spikes in some of the countries where food prices have complicated the lives of poor people and offers a chance to take action on to help address price volatility.” Well, I tried to copy and paste the code to...
Part I: How Not Taking AP English Changed My Life
Yes, get ready. This is one of those meandering origin type of stories, and it’s all about how I came to learn about food justice. After writing, it got a little long, so I ended up splitting it into 2 parts. It’s a bit long winded, and I don’t expect you to read it unless you know me and care, or you’re just really really bored and have nothing better to do. In the future...
Oh... so you're moving to... Detroit?
Notable Responses I've received to my move thus far
Me: Hey, guess where I'll be come September, generic loved one (GLO)?
GLO: Oh (makes face).... that's.... nice. I hope you have some mace.
GLO: Be careful, girl. According to Forbes, Detroit's the most muderous city in the nation and...
GLO: Oh, nothing's up there... but they have a beautiful airport. You should check it out.
And, last, but not least
GLO: Yeah... you should move to Ann Arbor.
So it begins...
I’ve decided to take another crack at blogging to document my experience as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow. This move is motivated by a myriad of reasons, the chief one among them being that I had such a difficult time finding any sort of blog or social media about this fellowship from the eyes of a fellow. Not to say that there aren’t any out there, and it’s all on my...
First Look: The Field Site
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
First Look: The Fellowship
CHC: FIGHTING HUNGER BY DEVELOPING LEADERS Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship On August 23rd, this becomes my life for the next 11 months.