“Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I’m as lily white as they come! And what’s even more disturbing is I’m not alone. There are plenty of formerly-known-as-middle class white folks up in here with me.”
Rha Goddess portrays Linda Trankins, a white, formerly middle class white woman who is now at a foodbank after the interest rates on her mortgage skyrocketed, making her the victim of foreclosure.
Rha Goddess is a hip hop artist, playwright, and performer. She created Opportunity Now! Stories from the Frontlines of Economic Justice and Recovery as a series of filmed monologues in response to the barriers facing employment and livelihood for people of color, poor people, immigrants and women. Be sure to check out the other videos in this series: