Musings + Fieldnotes

On Teaching and Modeling Empathy and Vulnerabilty

On Tuesday, I tweeted about my Intro to Medical Anthropology course. I had shown an episode of the T.V. show, Family by the Ton, because I thought the ways each person described their experience, their interactions with healthcare, and their hopes and fears for the...

On Zora and Black Geographies

27 January 2017 We journeyed to Zora! Festival, seven of us en route to experience not only the festival itself but the homeland of Saint Zora, one who we all call on in some way or another. Actually, it might be more accurate to say we twerked our way to Zora!...

Craft Beer and Corner Stores

Last year, I purchased a house in a gentrifying southwest Atlanta neighborhood. The zip code in which I live was one of the hardest hit by mortgage fraud, and visible remnants of the damage remain. Homes that once held loved ones and memories are now boarded up,...