This post was compiled for white readers after input from a Black mentor as to what topics might be helpful at this time. She encouraged me to encourage you to practice discernment as you encounter contradictions, and, most importantly, to … Continue reading pieces of the puzzle
Here we are, in the midst of incredible revealing and revolution. Another world is possible. Words cannot hold what is happening. My gratitude for courageous Black leaders is infinite. My commitment to collective community care and liberation, never-ending. Asheville readers, … Continue reading Black AVL Demands
As we know, white supremacy is a deadly virus. Patriarchy is a pandemic. Racism is a rancid poison. We lack antibodies against anti-Blackness. Yet we can continue to seek a cure. There is much to be said about this moment. … Continue reading White folks: Turn your outrage into reparations
Today I’d like to introduce you to Engaging Collections: “Engaging Collections is an online journal and emerging creative residency at the intersection of art with libraries, archives, and special collections. Engaging Collections facilitates artists through funding, resources, and advocacy in … Continue reading Engaging Collections
I begin with gratitude for the community care I have been witnessing, grief for the losses we are experiencing (and have experienced), and continued hope for a just transition. While today’s post adds to my ongoing commentary on a certain … Continue reading Transform tourism? TDA accountability?
Right before coronavirus arrived in Buncombe County, we bought a bird feeder. It now hangs outside the window where I work, attracting an array of winged visitors. The birds in my yard have always been a source of delight for … Continue reading Planting possibilities. Freeing them all. Caring for neighbors. With love.
Note: this piece was started before the pandemic was declared. For more depth on this moment, click here for details on the upcoming Coping with Corona Collective webinars. Very near my house, newly built “luxury” apartments will be opening soon, … Continue reading The road to repair
There is so much uncertainty and loss right now, as there always is, but clearly at an unprecedented scale. To bring up the topic of the TDA (yet again, click here for backstory) in this context may seem trivial. Yet … Continue reading empire exposed and dreams of a just transition
With a pandemic upon us, here are some links and notes that I hope will be of use. Much love as we take care of ourselves and those around us. The reality Thanks to the Asheville Blade for this informative … Continue reading Community care during coronavirus
Community alert! Patrick Conant posted the following about the latest infuriating back room brokering that could leave us with yet another bad deal, this time in regards to the occupancy tax (click here for previous writings about the tax + … Continue reading Not another bad deal