Faith’s favorite feelings are a tie between sun on skin and warm mud oozing between bare toes. She is grateful for the life changing knowledge of literary grandmothers such as Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara and many more. She treasures the great privilege to have listened at the feet of giants in social justice and theory around Black lives such as Cathleen Cleaver, Elizabeth Alexander and Jafari Allen. She wouldn’t be the same without the guidance of James McBride writing on paper napkins in McSorley’s Old Alehouse, “The work of your life is your life!” She works at the intersection of race, environment, history and culture. Faith has become a sharer of stories through serving lattes, sitting in cubicles, learning from children, riding public transportation, and talking to strangers. She daydreams about picking the leaves off cilantro stems with elders on front porches that can only be reached by dirt roads. Her feet have brought her - running and trekking and fishing and riding - to bustling streets, breathtaking vistas, and powerful rivers around the world. Like James Baldwin, she “loves America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, insist[s] on the right to criticize her perpetually.” She falls in love every time she hears “Que lo que.” She aspires to truly be a plant mama, she loves dancing in open air under the moonlight at kid-friendly parties, and her heart lives on a Brooklyn rooftop. Symbols of credential found here.