We had the good fortune of connecting with Chloe Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chloe, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
People are probably not aware of how taxing and how sometimes the meaning it is to be an activist when it comes to humanitarian work. I often hear a lot of people say “ aren’t you so happy that your work is being well received?” Which of course I am but it does not come without a sacrifice of comfort
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
So my nonprofit organization, The Melanin mountain project was created purely based off of current events. As someone with very little to no experience in this work I can say that I’ve become an expert overnight- over there needing to be advocacy and support for people of color nationally and locally. Even in a small mountain town which many people are quick to assume is unusual. this nonprofit is a Black Lives Matter initiative. We encourage the dialogue of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and push boundaries.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in such a small town there are very few hidden gems to take company but my top three would have to be the tasting room at Montonya Distillers for cocktails and apps, The talk of the town bar for a fun social and party vibe, and the sunflower for a special dinner.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shout out to Montonyas distillers, a company that truly advocates for activism in this community in a truly intentional way
Photographer Nolan Blunk