Caroline, a Harvard (B.A., 2010) and Ole Miss (MFA, 2015 ) graduate, is a newly appointed Writer-in-residence at Fisk University in her hometown of Nashville, TN.
"I’m a Southern girl. Georgia and Alabama are in my blood. Nashville is my home. And us Southern girls, we’re supposed to be able to cook. And by cook, I don’t mean follow a tidy little recipe or warm something up; I mean feed your family and friends in mind and body with things that are delicious and not give two blinks about how healthy they are.
Except that when you love your family, you want them to live—and live well. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of people in my family who have gotten fat and sick from what modern memory remembers as 'soul food.'"