The Voice of the River
Idalis Jacobs, a young member of the Coharie Tribe located in Clinton, North Carolina, speaks to the importance of her role as a young member of her tribe that keeps the traditions of her ancestors alive for upcoming generations. Whether it was hundreds of years ago or just last week, the tribe knows they can always listen to the voice of the river.
Uninhibited Praise, produced by Abby Igoe and Alice Hudson, shares the music and passion of NC State University’s student gospel choir. The choir, through its soulful interpretation of gospel music, moves audiences spiritually and creates community across racial, cultural, and economic boundaries.
A Natural Revolution
This March I traveled to Puerto Rico with Aftermath UNC to cover the damage and recovery following Hurricanes Maria and Irma last Fall. My partner, Gabi Palacio, and I met with Ian Pagán Roig, a farmer in Toa Alta where we documented this farmer’s journey to creating a better, more sustainable future for food production in Puerto Rico.
Life in the Fun Lane
David Harrell, 61, spends his days focused on what makes him, and everyone around him, happy. In terms of work, Harrell is the assistant manager at Albemarle Lanes Bowling Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. During his time off, Harrell plays online videogames. He enjoys the Call of Duty franchise the most. Harrell has found his passion in life through games and is an advocate for fun. He stresses the importance of enjoying what you are doing and smiling through it all, looking through a lens of positivity on his everyday experiences.