Updated: Jan 27
Ep.5 - Food & Convo visits with OJ Slaughter, a Boston-based photographer and visual storyteller at Dorchester Art Project (DAP), a community driven art space managed by Brain Arts Org. OJ tells us about their voyage from New Jersey to Massachusetts and how coming from a bi-racial Italian-Jewish household has shaped their outlook on the world and relationship with food. OJ recounts following and documenting the Black Lives Matter movement from rallies and protests throughout Massachusetts to the March on Washington in August. Currently, OJ is working on a documentary called "The History of Now"- the story of black people in Boston as told by black people in Boston and was recently featured alongside Food & Convo's own Che Anderson in The Boston Globe series, "A Beautiful Resistance", written and created by culture columnist Jeneé Osterheldt.