An Announcement

I know I’ve shared this before, but today – on International Women’s Day – it felt oh so fitting to share it again.  See, around here at YOAM, we only exist because of the relentless persistence and vivid dreaming of women and all those who gathered around them to make YOAM what it is today. …

Stories from the Field: Adam and Chevy

The last thing we did in the Florida Keys was walk around the neighborhood known as The Avenues.   The last people I met there were Adam and Chevy.  I find their stories so interesting and connected, I decided to share them together on this last (for now) installment of Stories from the Field. When I …

Stories from the Field: Sam

When we got the opportunity to visit with Mr. Sam on the #yoamFL2018 trip, I was hesitant.  Some of the women from the other group pushed us to go help him, but there was paperwork to be done and permissions to be obtained – a lot of bureaucracy.  I knew his home would be untouched, …

Stories from the Field: Carey

I previously wrote to you about Sam, and I promised you you’d get to hear more about him.  Don’t worry; you will.  But before I give you his story, it’s important that you hear about his neighbor, Carey.  I think Carey is an important example of why listening is important.  He’s the very definition of …