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This interview with Natasha Strickland was conducted on June 25, 2018, at the Hudson Area Library. Natasha was born and raised in Hudson, New York. Currently she works with youth at the Warren Street Academy (“The Bridge”). In the interview she discusses her Childhood in Hudson, contrasting it with the Hudson of 2018. She also discusses her time away from, Hudson as she sent several years living in Illinois. Recurring topics surround her health, pregnancies, youth, and her children. Natasha reflects of her medical challenges, near death experiences, and her marriage. She is the mother of two sons.
This interview would be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about Hudson before the changes on Warren St took place; tactics for overcoming hardships; life philosophies; and motherhood.
Bianca Mońa is an arts administrator, curator, educator, advocate, and artist. She initiated projects at institutions such as the Studio Museum in Harlem and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently she served as the Public Programmes and Development Manager at Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she developed programming that addressed how the camera can be used as a tool of resistance and reform. Bianca continues to build partnerships that highlight contemporary happenings of Africa.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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