I got the email this morning.
They granted me $1,000 to spend two weeks of my summer researching the Lost Colony of Roanoke in Georgia and North Carolina.
I AM SO HAPPY.
This research has become so important to me, and to have the opportunity to do work that really matters, work that I can be proud of and use as a springboard for future projects, completely blows me away.
I get to spend two freaking weeks examining the Dare stones, talking with locals, going through archives, traveling one of the most beautiful places in America searching for answers to a mystery that has haunted me since I was eight years old. It’s like putting together the pieces of a puzzle.
I am so honored and grateful to be part of this story and tell whatever part of it that I can.