Gentrification is something that has taken the nation by storm. I absolutely hate it! I’m all for change; however, changes that displace the less fortunate never settles well with me. I was born and raised in Boston and I must say, my city has become unrecognizable. Of course, the key landmarks are still present, but they’re now surrounded by luxury high rises that they seem to be placing on any vacant lot they can put their hands on. Not to mention, the price points are not conducive to the average median income, which means “Issa no” for the “average Joe” aka middle class. So the change is here, what do I do about it? I’ve decided to take the opportunity to get re-acquainted with my city. All summer I’l be traipsing around town with Nemiah as a tourist. I’m going to take advantage of this time to not only teach Nemiah about Boston’s history, but also familiarize myself with all thats new. I can’t lie, I’ll be doing all this begrudgingly, but I must find a way to find a healthy medium, and this is my way of doing so. Aside from all, Boston is a beautiful city. The summer is the absolute best time of year to explore because it’s a great walking city, accessible to many different activities. Being from here, I don’t typically take the time out to enjoy it like I should, so I’m excited to get into it all.
Outfit Deets: Short & Kimono: HM, One piece: American Apparel, Shoes: Zara
Duck tours, Freedom trail, museum hopping….you name it, we’re doing it! I’m sure I’m not the only one experiencing change in my city. I’d love to hear your thoughts on gentrification in your area.