essays & storytelling
My public writing and creative work focus primarily on themes of race and place. Sometimes that looks like an essay and accompanying short film offering an afro-futurist meditation on family, Foodways, and racial violence in rural Mississippi ( via Gravy, Southern Foodways Alliance, 2020). Sometimes it looks like a longform essay profiling the "hill country" region of Mississippi and Grammy Award winning hill country blues singer-songwriter Cedric Burnside (via Bitter Southerner, 2018).
My work has appeared in local, regional, and national outlets, including Oxford Magazine, Mississippi Folklife, BitterSoutherner, Gravy, CNN, and Washington Post. I also give public talks and have been a frequent collaborator on multi-media and documentary projects.