Fresh Stop Wonderland by Amber Burns, New Roots Assistant Director
The wobbly table at my favorite lunch spot was not enough to keep me grounded. I gripped on to the table with all my might but my heart would not slow its pace. With one phone call I had been transported to the world of wonderland where all things are possible. Where dreams of good health are realized and the once silenced voices of a community create platforms for their stories to be told and received. Where my sweat and effort would be treasured. Where people are valued because of their humanity. This wonderland located in the very air of Louisville, Ky is not perfect but it is exactly where I am supposed to be. That day, sitting at my favorite wobbly table, I accepted the position of Assistant Director of New Roots, Inc; a non-profit organization addressing food access issues one Fresh Stop at a time.