Behind the Scenes
My Job is a book-in-progress. We’ll take you along with us through the ups and downs of the publishing journey.
Over a 45 year career, Studs Terkel redefined American oral history by telling the story of the everyman. My Job is taking his approach globally, to tell the story of what work means to workers.
Victor Douville has been studying his tribe’s star knowledge for decades. His job is teaching Lakota Studies at South Dakota’s Sinte Gleska University, a post he’s held since 1971. An elder of the Sicangu Oyate Lakota nation, Douville’s teachings keep alive his people’s knowledge, including a deep understanding of astronomy.
Walker Holmes spent Summer 2016 working in Rwanda with The Women’s Bakery. There, she learned all about the women cooking up their country’s future, one loaf at a time.
Janet Chihanga lends her heart to Komaza’s work: improving the lives of farmers while rehabilitating the environment.
“You can’t imagine how hard it was to live in the streets,” says Alex Beru, one of LivelyHood’s first hires. “Before I joined as a sales agent–you can’t imagine. It was hard for me to get food there in the streets. We were collecting scraps to get food, snatching anything.”