What I do at Capital B Atlanta
At Capital B Atlanta, I work as the editor-at-large, helping our lead editor Gavin Godfrey build out an editorial strategy that will serve Black communities that have been underrepresented in traditional media.
Why I came to Capital B Atlanta
My interest in helping Capital B launch in Atlanta stems from my belief that traditional media have historically done a poor job of catering to the range of experiences of Black residents here. I have written for many of the local publications and I often report on Atlanta for national media. I know the constant struggle to center Black Atlantans in a way that feels fair and equitable. I want to be a part of addressing these issues.
My connection to Atlanta
In a city known for having a lot of transplants, I realize how special it is that my family has lived here throughout the past century. As I report on Atlanta in the present day, I find having a deep understanding of the city’s history, especially as it pertains to Black residents, has been invaluable.
What I do in my free time
I’m still trying to figure out what my hobbies are since all all of them can now be tied to work in some way. But I love to unplug and spend time in my kitchen.
The song I’m listening to on repeat right now
I’ve been listening to a lot of Brittany Howard (and Alabama Shakes) recently. In doing so, I came across this devastatingly beautiful acoustic version of “Short and Sweet.”
My favorite Black storytellers/creators
I will always read anything written by Hanif Abdurraqib or Carol Anderson, but no author has had more of an impact on me than Toni Morrison.