In this op-ed, Yahoo Life Beauty Director Dana Oliver explores how Black families like her own are affected by food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis and offers expert advice on overcoming inequity in racist food systems.
“The National Guard has closed off the highway”
Hearing those eight words from my partner after telling him that I planned to make a grocery store run to stock up on food to feed our family triggered anxiety like I had never experienced before.
Ninety-two days had come and gone since I started working from home, and it had been 12 days since the death of George Floyd. Between the pandemic and police brutality, I felt as though Black people were under attack from all sides. Now I was