Interviewed by Phanésia Pharel '21
Mia is a pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. In her book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community (Hachette), Mia charts swaths of community life and points us toward the promise of our collective vitality. In “More Than Enough,” her podcast miniseries from The Nation, she expands the current guaranteed income movement by tapping into the voices and visions of low-income people. Previously, as founding Co-Director of Family Story, Mia lifted up a new national story about what makes a good family. As Vice President of the Family Independence Initiative, she leveraged the power of data and stories to illuminate and accelerate the initiative low-income families take to improve their lives.
More from Mia:
More Than Enough, Mia's podcast with The Nation about guaranteed income and what we all deserve
Black Women's Freedom Sanctuaries, a campaign to support Black women's rest