This dish has sustained my family since slavery. I cannot freely let it go.

A picture of a slice of apple pie with whipped cream.

MyMy hands were dry and gritty. I had washed them several times, meticulously replicating my mother’s tactic of cleaning under my fingernails with a toothpick. Still, I could feel the flour and cinnamon, certain there were small granules embedded under my cuticles. It never occurred to me to wear gloves…

Brittany Yost

Brittany Yost is a publishing professional trained in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity practices. She is based in Seattle Washington.

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