Recently four people were killed about ten houses away from where I grew up in Mattapan, a neighborhood of Boston. The neighborhood was maligned by the media coverage which plastered the headlines “Massacre in Mattapan” in large print across the 6:00 news every night. That image of Mattapan was permanently emblazoned across the minds of […]
About Julie Joy
Julie Joy is a community activist and the mother of two daughters. She is a member of Survivor's Inc, a group of low-income women and their allies who organize and educate about poverty, welfare and low-income survival issues.