Story by CDS Instructor Michelle Lanier, “Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies,” Featured in Southern Cultures

Image of a girl's body underwater

Salt water flows in my veins, and I can recall my first taste of the Atlantic Ocean at two years old. I grew up hearing stories of how a six-year-old boy and girl, my maternal grandparents, met on a sandy South Carolina road and first experienced the spark that created my extended family.  Read more.