Strides: Update 3, part 2

Image: Vecteezy.com In 2017, before the idea of moving to Vermont ever came to mind, I simply wanted to find a way to spend more time in nature. I found it challenging figuring out how (I don’t have a car), where and with whom. At one point, my longing for a life I did not actually have was... Continue Reading →

Strides: Update 3, part 1

Welcome to Strides: Update 3, my latest update on real-life moves towards a home in the country, on a budget, as a Black, American, Millenial, Female. ••• Connecting Over the past several months, I had the privilege of connecting with Professor Emily Bernard and Professor Jonathan Howard, in thinking through the following topics, respectively: the complexity and nuance of black identity... Continue Reading →

New England’s White Open Spaces

Say What? Ehem. This title is 100% intended to catch your attention and to entice you to read on. It is also a near-100%-accurate phrasal snapshot of the demographics of rural New England, which is where one finds the state of Vermont, which is where I am looking to move. New England has been the focus... Continue Reading →

Human • Nature

Environmental Justice & Stewardship is the fourth pillar of this City Strides to the Countryside project. This post is a teaser and placeholder for the first full-length post on Environmental Justice & Stewardship. Much of the content of this section will focus on sustainable living as it relates to green home construction, green renovations for a... Continue Reading →

What? Where? H.E.R.E.

What is my focus H.E.R.E.? H - Housing Affordability & Sustainability E - Economic Justice & Opportunity R - Racial Justice & Reconciliation E - Environmental Justice & Stewardship   H.E.R.E. are the four pillars of this project. These are the four passions that inspire me to to track my personal journey toward homeownership in... Continue Reading →

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