In collaboration with IMM-Print/Freedom for Immigrants, I produced an op-ed series spotlighting the experiences of migrant farmworkers in the U.S. throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With Homing in on the Harvest, I round up articles and first-hand accounts from journalists, authors and eyewitnesses who paint us a picture of the individuals, circumstances and histories of thoseContinue reading “Homing in on the Harvest”
Author Archives: becsloane
Give us the dirt.
Transparency and solidarity around our lands, from the ground up: There is tremendous work being done to keep this planet of ours in one piece. And yet what we can’t see happening, we assume isn’t. We wait, feet tapping, for dirt to perform spectacular feats. We whine and kick at it when we don’t getContinue reading “Give us the dirt.”
Of farmers and artists.
In a chat yesterday, I was hit with yet another of what’s become a daily dose of doubts and affirmations about what I’m doing here. I entered this field with full transparency, as someone who cares deeply but has no roots in farming, agriculture or any real knowledge of the land. It took a rapidContinue reading “Of farmers and artists.”
An intro to bothering.
Bothering gets a bum rap. Its unsung interpretation, which I’ve further dusted off and polished, is taking the trouble. This site wasn’t created as a hub for my irritations in this world, only my bothers: the troubles our earth is facing, and the trouble we should take to set things right. *As right as canContinue reading “An intro to bothering.”
<p class="has-drop-cap has-background-background-color has-text-color has-background" style="color:#1b556e;font-size:13px" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="14" max-font-size="14" height="80"><span style="color:#314b56;" class="has-inline-color"><strong>Frozen curry by candlelight to the tunes of a hand-cranked radio: </strong>powerless under quarantine. <br><br>For those of us all too aware of how little time there is to waste, and with the pack to which I belong already late to the game, lockdown'sContinue reading “Touching base.”