onBeing

onBeing is a video project I made while I worked at The Washington Post. It's based on the simple notion that we should all get to know one another a little better. You'll find video portraits that introduce you to the musings, passions and quirks of all sorts of people. Every week I interviewed and put a spotlight on one new person and the onBeing community grew. I hope you enjoy meeting these folks and thanks for stopping by! -- Jenn

onBeing: Courtney

I met Courtney at a bike shop. He was helping me find new tires and somehow we struck up a conversation about Hurricane Katrina, the levees breaking, the devastation. He was there for all of it. I asked to interview him for that reason alone, but once in front of the camera, I found that he offered up something unexpected: a willingness to talk about race in a way that most don't. From the inside out. Without being asked, he offered up the story of his struggle, one that he still wrestles with.