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I am a writer, photographer and community organizer in Los Angeles whose blog has published literature and photography for L.A. since 2014. Articles on my blog include commentaries on education policy at L.A. public schools, on L.A. Metro planning and efficacy, on housing and small business policy, and on L.A. books. My photography is also community-minded, focusing on the moments that make L.A. home to working-class people from all across the U.S.A. and around the world.

My organizing brings my writing and photographic work together. This past August 2018 and 2019, I designed and facilitated East Hollywood’s first two annual “Back 2 School” parties in the LACC area, a day of free workshops for at least 50 different parents, teenagers, and other members of the community.

In March 2019, I was featured on the L.A. Times for a story on how different residents have ushered in or responded to the ongoing gentrification of Los Angeles. Now, when I’m not writing, my time is spent planning more with fellow educators, organizers and other great minds defending L.A. as home.

J.T.

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