You don’t know me but reading my blog gives you some insight into who I am right now. Who I was before remains a mystery at least for a little while. My lives are starting to collide with old friends discovering my blog and new friends discovering my life. On my blog I reveal bits and pieces at a time but it is focused on my life now, not what came before, so I will share a few things that came before so that you can learn a bit about me, the person, not just the blogger.
- In 2011, I lost my house to foreclosure and was featured on Tavis Smiley as part of the Poverty Tour. Watch the Episode.
- My community organizing work is featured in several books including Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach and A New and Unsettling Force: Reigniting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign
- Prior to my recent battle with anxiety and agoraphobia, I traveled all over the United States talking about the issues faced by families living in poverty, living in Appalachia, and living on minimum wage. I have met with Kennedys and Rockefellers as well as many political leaders.
- I am considered by many as an expert in the field of rural organizing around poverty issues. (I am currently working on a book on the subject)
- I got extremely burnt out mentally, physically, and spiritually in 2014 and had to walk away from the organizing work, so I started a blog.
Now you know a little about what came before. Yes, I miss it, the organizing work, but right now I am focussing on what makes me happy and that is writing.
Check out my About Me page to learn a little more.
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