From Climate Grief to Direct Action: Harvesting Waste, Planting Community, Meeting Need, and Saving the Planet

It was another sultry Summer day in the Deep South, and the stench was unbearable, but I kept digging. The twenty-two-foot-long dumpster was full of TVs, office refrigerators, computers, coat hangers, sheets, pillows, phones, clothes, soiled and broken futons, cracked lamps, books, “furniture” wall art, and plastic bags of all colors—and Read more…

One Year After the Hurricane

On September 20th, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico causing widespread destruction and displacing thousands of Puerto Ricans both within the island itself and into the mainland United States. At least 2,975 people lost their lives as a direct result of the storm (a conservative government Read more…

Ready, Set, Connect

Flashback 20 years. I was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Folklore. I didn’t study myths, tall tales, or legends. What I studied was the knowledge, culture, and expression of people, in their everyday surroundings, and how they pass this “lore” or wisdom on to the next Read more…