lifting our voices
Our enlightenment didn’t start with A Different World but with our own mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters and women within our communities. We watched them, up close, personal, raw and unfiltered as they were not paid their worth and adjusted to living in a system that was set up against them.
Foreword South cofounder and contributor Dillon Nettles recaps some of the most important stories in Southern news in 2017.
Our Alabama is people who choose to resist in a state where systems are fractured and resources are few. Our Alabama is working to raise consciousness among people who have been disenfranchised by a government who denies them their civil right to vote time and time again.
We’re creating a collective of Southern stories about hard work and perseverance. And we’ll continue to do so as the world needs it.
by Dillon Nettles