We drove by this shrine in rural Mississippi, and immediately turned around to get a photo. We were especially confused by the flags that incorporate both Obama’s face and the confederate stripes. What does that mean? It feels ironic in many ways. Still not sure what to make of it.
A tent community called Safe Haven formed last month in our hometown, and Heather recently wrote a 3- part series about it for Champaign-Urbana’s online magazine Smile Politely. Similar tent communities are popping up all over the US in response to economic hardship, rising unemployment, and the national housing crisis.