I’m excited to announce the launch of my new blog: The Answer is Community.
After fifteen years of working directly with communities to craft public spaces, I felt there was a chance others would find valuable what I had to say. The title is based on one of my favorite quotes by Dorothy Day which I feel touches on the deeply human drive for connection that underpins all community-based organizing and practice, no matter the discipline or context:
“We have all seen the long loneliness…and we have found that the answer is community.”
I’m planning on writing about a bunch of things of interest to me:
- The human-centered drive to connect and belong and the value of place-based communities
- The power of community driven design to bring people together
- Best practices of inclusive and decisiveness community engagement
- Commentary on local and national events vis-a-vis these topics\
My goal is to publish a new piece bi-weekly, and I hope this rhythm is the right balance between time and accountability. Writing can be challenging for me, so please bear with me as I give written voice to my observations and the ideas swirling around my head.
I hope this blog will eventually expand to include other voices and encompass larger conversations and collaborations. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you.
If you want to know more, read my first blog posts, or sign-up to receive posts directly to your mailbox, head over to theansweris.community.