The Honeymoon is Over

The Honeymoon is Over

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Marva Lowry… Layers of Baltimore 2 As quickly as it started the honeymoon ended just as suddenly. I was ready for the moment, but I was not prepared for the impact. I started an anti-racism course for People of Color at the...
What Am I Doing Here?

What Am I Doing Here?

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Liv Thomas… Second only to “Now, if you’re from Baton Rouge, where is your Southern accent?” the question I’ve been faced with most since moving to Baltimore has been the plain-spoken, “Why are you here in Baltimore doing community...
“The Layers of Baltimore” (Innocence)

“The Layers of Baltimore” (Innocence)

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Marva Lowry… If I could sketch I would rough out a picture that lingers with me. The sketch would depict two small black boys —- walking across the street thru an open area between two-story housing buildings. A second sketch...
Trying to Make Sense of Last Week

Trying to Make Sense of Last Week

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Liv Thomas… Today marks my first month as a Baltimorean, the first of many more to come! Stay tuned, I’m working on finding means to shift the ‘baltimorean’ moniker to ‘baltimorer,’ leaving long-time locals the opportunity to claim...