Southern

Born and raised in the subtropical Deep South on the unceded and occupied land of the Osage, Caddo, and Quapaw people (aka North Louisiana) to Deep Southerners of Deep Southerners and so on. I love the actual land, the food, the music, the arts, the people.

Black

Blackness is vast and magnificent. It means infinity squared things. It is all time. Black like possibility. Black like vision. Black like hope. Black like laughter. Black like song. Black like dance. Black like wonderful.

Picture of Joi smiling with brown and honey colored locs in a messy bun on top of her head, wearing tortoise shell glasses, big gold hoop earrings

Millennial

Est. 1983 to crush department stores, marriage, chain restaurants, and everything. I grew up on Saturday morning cartoons, video games, Encyclopedia Brown, and tree climbing. I’ve been around Greatest Generation through Gen Alpha fam. No generation wars here.

MSW Student

Wrapping up a master’s degree in social work with a focus on community practice. I’m not trying to be a savior or hero. I’m trying to be an accomplice. I’m up for liberation, and I know we gotta go at systems.


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