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?
It has been a while since I have posted! I have been up to some exciting things over the second half of the year. Hopefully, I will write up about them soon(er rather than later). However, it was really important to me to do an overview of this year for my own record keeping. Although… Continue reading Year of Fire, Finesse, and Flights
Most importantly, Colombia has given me the space to write. I have wanted to write on a more extensive scale for years, but never had the courage or made the time to do so. I held myself back through fear and excuses. When I was younger, I wrote all the time. Journals and stories lined… Continue reading A Pen-Filled Release
Originally found at https://medium.com/@tag3773/sticks-and-semantics-4e748b38463 This is the last I think of my Israel posts, it somewhat serves as a resume, but perhaps not quite. March 2014 - Israel Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. We recite this as a chant to deflect the harmful words from kids coming into… Continue reading Throwback travel post: Sticks and Semantics
Originally found in https://medium.com/@tag3773/actual-action-36950235cf6a I love the energy I have in all of these. Pure emotion as I'm writing ha. Still just info dump. Maybe I'll do a recap at the end of all of this. March 2014 - Israel I guess I’ll run over some stuff that happened and then maybe talk about my background… Continue reading Throwback travel post: Actual action
Originally found at https://medium.com/@tag3773/where-is-israel-2ab6b9fac689 Post from Day 3 of a weeklong trip March 2014 - Israel I’m writing this blog instead of going out…priorities? I also left my money in the hotel room, aka Someone was looking out for me making sure I didn’t make bad choices. Today was a lot, but I took notes… Continue reading Throwback travel post: Where is Israel?
Originally found at https://medium.com/@tag3773/shhh-the-walls-are-speaking-e4503095592c So incredibly thankful to have had this experience to see Israel and a small part of Palestine. Eagerly waiting for the opportunity to go back and experience more of Palestine. March 2014 - Ramallah, Palestine I’m not supposed to have answers, which I am finally ok with. I thought I would have left… Continue reading Throwback travel post: Ramallah
Processing, info dumping on the first day in Israel. Medium says 7 min read. March 2014 - Jerusalem, Israel Ok, so I finally figured out how to post on this thing. #techstruggles #missingfastwifi I really just want to give a stream of consciousness about (almost) everything, but I should first introduce myself. My… Continue reading Throwback travel post: Sighting the site that has been cited extensively