I stare through wild green houseplants out my bedroom window. A robot voice over the phone guides me through my student loan servicer’s menu. “Lower my bill,” I say to the aloe. “Lower my bill,” I say to the cactus. “Lower my bill,” I say to the jade, and eventually I speak to Daisy. Daisy […]
About Kendra Colburn
Kendra Colburn was born and raised in Vermont in a family rich with the history of both New England’s working poor and, more distantly, its WASP elite. She has worked in the building, metalworking, and farming trades and as a project manager, freelance writer and editor. She has also worked as a classism workshop facilitator, and has organized around environmental, food justice and socioeconomic class issues since 1997. A graduate of Smith College, Kendra advocated for her low-income peers while there. Kendra works and lives in the Upper Valley of Vermont and balances making a living, writing and connecting with her community around intersectional equity.