The Long Road to North Baton Rouge


2016 brought a summer of surprises to my hometown, Baton Rouge: a black man killed by police, sparking a local and national firestorm; six police officers shot by a black man, three fatally; floodwaters engulfing the city without warning. And, somewhere in the middle of it all, I found myself sitting in the grass by my broken bike in North Baton Rouge, nursing a sore knee and trying to comprehend what had just happened.

I wrote about the experience for Elephant Journal and the article was selected as an Editor’s Pick.

You can read it here.