*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
On the Dance Floor
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
Black History in Agriculture
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.
To what end?
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?
Year of Fire, Finesse, and Flights
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
A Pen-Filled Release
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
Throwback travel post: Sticks and Semantics
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
Throwback travel post: Actual action
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