Yvette Blair-Lavallais

Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais is a pastor, theologian, disruptor of social injustices and a food justice activist. A doctoral ministry student in the Land, Food and Faith Formation cohort at Memphis Theological Seminary, Yvette's research is centered at the intersection of faith, food injustice, gentrification and displacement of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. She is a 2017 academic fellow of Princeton Theological Seminary's Black Theology and Leadership Institute, a 2018 academic fellow of Vanderbilt Divinity's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative and she is the author of the 2017 book, Being Ruth: Pressing Through Life's Struggles with Fearless Faith. She is also a Public Voices fellow of The OpEd Project.

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Wading in the Waters of the Trinity River: A Womanist Perspective

As a writer, theologian and womanist preacher, I am fascinated by water towers. Anytime I…