My thanks go out to Ifanyi Bell and Margaret Jacobsen of Brushfire Creative Partners for putting together this video which captures an important but often missing conversation in regards to the myth of Portlandia.
I had read the original piece by Bell, “The Air I Breathe” and was struck by his transparency. He voiced so many feelings of my own that it was hard to not be drawn in.
They have done it again with this video, Future: Portland.
This is my city…my experience. I love Portland. I often wish it loved me back.