“Connecting Lands”

Amira Karaoud is a photojournalist and audio-producer based in Louisville, KY. Karaoud is passionate about telling stories of tight-knit communities who thrive on finding their own authenticities and creating connections around their subculture.  She shares her photo story “Connecting Lands” with our As We Re/Gather project, an excerpt from her larger digital storytelling project “Healing Lands” that explores the potential of food system transformation through the lens of communities in Louisville, KY, who are reimagining and reinventing food security during the coronavirus pandemic.  “Food is powerful. It brings us together, shapes our memories, and empowers our communities, Karaoud shares. “With […]

“Nashville: A Pandemic Observed”

The photography exhibit “Nashville: A Pandemic Observed” is on display at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, TN,  through Sept. 30. Curator and photographer Joon Powell, a librarian at the Center and a former news photographer, coped with the isolation of the pandemic by photographing her family’s life at home, ultimately inviting photojournalist friends John Partipilo, Bill Steber and Dawn Majors, who were also documenting the pandemic in their own ways, to collaborate on a show and build community around their work. Joon, Bill, and John each selected a photograph from the exhibit to share as part of Highlander’s As […]

We Won’t Be The Same: Aimee Inglis

From Aimee Inglis: An organizer for a dozen years, after studying tarot for the last few years I’ve started a monthly blog where I do collective tarot readings for my comrades in the social movement left and our organizations. Last month, I pulled cards to reflect on what we went through during the pandemic, and how we can start to heal and learn from those experiences. I believe the work of spirit and the work of changing our material conditions are twin keys to liberation, and tarot is just one of many ways to support our human development. “Unprecedented upheaval […]