New Project! Womxn and Nonbinary Farmers of Color

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This summer I was awarded the inaugural 2019 Northwest Journalists of Color Visual Storytelling Grant. It’s my first grant ever and incredibly exciting. The funding has helped me launch a series I’ve been thinking of for a long time on Womxn and Nonbinary Farmers of Color. In this post, I’d like to share a little more with you about the project.

Food inequity, environmental injustice, and climate change are among the most urgent social issues of our time. The world’s most disenfranchised communities (e.g. communities of color, the poor, and the global south) are already experiencing the worst impacts of global warming, which include lack of access to nutritious food and clean water. The pursuit of social justice today is inextricably intertwined with the fight for food and climate justice.

In that fight, Womxn and Nonbinary Farmers of Color are extraordinarily important. Project Drawdown, a research group of over 200 scholars, students, scientists, researchers and activists, recently released a plan to reverse global warming over the next three decades. Among Project Drawdown’s 100 solutions to climate change were: educating girls and empowering women; supporting women smallholders/farmers; and protecting Native lands…

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