From abandoned dwellings to a destroyed nursing home, people in Puerto Rico share how they are still struggling to recover after the devastating storm.
The devastating storm brought a small town together, and the impact is still going strong.
Students suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder learn to move forward in Puerto Rico.
“You have to live what people live here to see and experience what it feels to be invisible.”
The island’s population is comprised of diverse migrant communities.
A local coffee farmer pours her heart into reviving the industry.
When we got news of Hurricane Maria, I have to admit that I did not take the news seriously. I believed it to be just another hurricane, where we would be a few days without electricity and maybe without school, and that would be that. But it wasn’t. In fact, it was far from it.
Small-scale farmers are growing and harvesting tobacco, and artisans are making cigars. Some people do both.
What made my trip so interesting was all of the people I had the chance to talk with.
I prayed to my guardian angel: “I know we haven’t spoken in a while, but if you are here with me, help me out.”
I kept a journal of all the food I enjoyed while in Puerto Rico. While certainly not every meal is included here (a few trips to McDonald’s and KFC are excluded, along with many home-cooked meals), I wanted to highlight my favorites.
Local chef says its important to learn from what happened in the community during Hurricane Maria, and focus on a new strategy for food distribution.
Take a journey through the streets of Puerto Rico for a look at entryways, old and new.
A glimpse into the lives of community members of Puerto Rico.
Experts say artisans were among the most affected by Hurricane Maria and many did not qualify for aid.
Puerto Ricans are friendly, giving, and intelligent. It was an honor and a pleasure to speak with the people I did.
Santurce reminded me of Los Angeles’ Downtown Artist District. I saw murals, coffee shops, children helping their mothers with grocery bags, a free bookstand on the sidewalk and many abandoned buildings.
Puerto Rico’s future shines a bit brighter two years after Hurricane Maria as several new initiatives plan to shift it into a completely solar energy-run island by the year 2050.
Two arts organizations are using foundation funding to flourish.