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Every Dish Has a Story: Mapping My Food History | TEDxPiscataquaRiver

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Art and Culture / Cocina Criolla / Food / Immigrants / Latinos / Media / Puerto Rico / Race / Videos / Women

This spring I was gave a talk about identity, family,Puerto Rican culture, and mofongo at TEDx PiscataquaRiver.  Watch it on YouTube, or read the full transcript below. [TRANSCRIPT]* Every Dish Has a Story: Mapping My Food History  I love mofongo… It’s a traditional Puerto Rican dish made by frying, then smashing green plantains, then adding garlic, olive oil, and chicharrón or fried pork skins. It’s super rico … really delicious. If you haven’t had mofongo before, maybe you’re looking at this image […]

StoryCorps Broadcast: Albert Sykes and His Son, Aidan

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Race / Social Justice / StoryCorps

When I’m not cooking, eating, or making media about food, I’m an Initiatives Producer at StoryCorps. Listen to a recent broadcast I produced for NPR’s Morning Edition. Originally broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, and StoryCorps, on March 20, 2015. “What was going through your head when you first saw me?” StoryCorps is probably the only place you’ll hear a 9-year-old conduct an interview on a national radio program. That’s what happened when a fourth grader named […]

Homeless Youth in Focus

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Gender and Sexuality / LGBT / Race / Youth

Originally published on Colorlines on November 11, 2013. It’s 10 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Streetwork Project overnight shelter in New York City, and many of the young residents are just settling in. The shelter, a renovated brownstone with brightly painted walls, houses 24 homeless youth aged 16 to 20, a fraction of the estimated 3,800 who are homeless in the city on any given night. Nineteen-year-old Brie walks in from a smoke break and launches into […]

How Tech Stays White

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Economy / Media / Race

Originally published on Colorlines on October 22, 2013. Co-written with Jamilah King. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Roots co-founder Questlove can agree on one thing: The Big Apple has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley. That much was made clear when the two appeared in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood on October 1 for the opening of the “Made in NY”  center, which is being touted as a cross-industry hub of creative innovation. “Collaboration between […]