Class, Race, and Privilege in Intentional Community

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. In my first year as a co-owner of Heart-Culture Farm Community’s land, I was shocked to…

I’m Not a Racist, But Racism Is In…

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. A few years ago I attended a film showing at a restaurant in Durham, North Carolina.…

Reflections on Class from a Newbie at Rocky…

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. I moved into Rocky Hill Cohousing in Florence, western Massachusetts at the end of August 2017…

Growing Inclusivity in Cohousing: Stories and Strategies

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. For me, it is impossible to separate my professional training and personal identities from my experience…

Barriers to Diversity in Community

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. Although I don’t live in a community yet, I have spent three years organizing Charlotte Cohousing…

On “Waiting” for People of Color

Excerpted from the Spring 2018 edition of Communities, “Class, Race, and Privilege”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here. I am living on land where my grandfather was born a slave, land he and his…