Footprints In Alabama

“My mama’s family is Alabama for at least four generations. Though I grew up in Illinois, my soul is rooted here. So whenever anyone narrows their eyes and cocks their head to question how I — a Black woman — could possibly love this place, my answer has been: ‘Because generations of my people’s bloodContinue reading “Footprints In Alabama”

Writing to Preserve My Family on the Page

“Family has blessed my life and trusted me to tell our stories for true. To render us on the page in recognizable ways. From the first word to the last.” artwork courtesy of Catapult; Jacket design courtesy of algonquin books Read the full essay here Published by Catapult Photography by Samia Minnicks