It took three tries for me to fall in love with The Office. I came across it when it first came out on NBC. The aesthetics were too dry for me. I watched it again post-college after a coworker kept drawing parallels between our dysfunctional workplace and this godforsaken show that everyone kept quoting. That's… Continue reading Adding My Hat Into the Ring of Why The Office is the Best Show Ever
Despite the fact that I killed every plant I tried to grow when I was younger, I ended up working in agriculture. In suburban Atlanta, the front lawn was as close to a field as I would ever reach. Year after year, we would browse through the gardening section at Home Depot to set up… Continue reading Why Ag?
Passages like ours have been made before, voluntarily....involuntarily. Using the water as a means of escape. The open ocean as a way to forget the troubles of the world with land and all of its problems so far away. The open ocean as a conduit towards new lands, new opportunities, the unknown, for better… Continue reading Waves
"Dance is more than an art form; it is life itself." - Marty Rubin Part of what draws me to dance is how it has always been empowering for me. It has always been a chance to reclaim myself, my body in the midst of chaos, anger, and pain. In daycare, one of my "close" friends… Continue reading Dancing Through Life
*This seems to be the second in what may become a series of posts about dance* If you've met me in the past few years, you know the question 'where are you from?' always brings a pause. Who's asking? If you're a dancer, I may say Boston because that's where I truly came to know… Continue reading Staying Sane in an Ever-Changing World
Her shoulders snapped forward on the downbeat and from my perspective it looked like the beat had ricocheted from within her body and now encompassed every corner of the room. She was the epicenter of each beat. It only flowed when her movement allowed it to. The drums leaped from her hips as they switched… Continue reading On the Dance Floor
It wouldn't be a Truly Tiffany blog if I didn't talk about consistency, which is one of my greatest flaws. Particularly with writing, which was one of my reasons for starting a blog, but as you can see hasn't helped. I get anxious around writing because I always want it to be.....not perfect, but acceptable… Continue reading Consistency
Wrote this piece for an employer a few years ago. Still relevant now. Will update soon. Happy Black History Month! Increased access to food and agricultural production can be seen as a form of empowerment for Black communities, despite the long history of enslavement tied to agricultural production and exclusion from equitable food systems.… Continue reading Black History in Agriculture
One of the facts I often inserted when talking about Colombia is that it has the second largest Black population in Latin America behind Brazil. I always proudly stated that fact despite the fact that I hadn’t quite seen it. Bogotá had been particularly white as had Medellín. Despite this, I had found a circle… Continue reading Chocó.
Is it the journey or is it the end that really matters? This question may not ever be fully answered till I'm on my deathbed. A friend brought this topic up to me when I first set out to Colombia, and I am thinking about this topic again as my time here winds down. What… Continue reading To what end?