Some of you may be wondering, “So, what exactly is this thing I just stumbled upon?” Much of it is still a work in progress, but here’s what we’ve got so far:
Zelda & Scout is a blog about home. It’s about being from the South and moving to New York. It’s about figuring out where you’re from and where you want to be, and how you reconcile the two. These are big questions, and we can’t find the answers all on our own. So what are we going to do?
We’re going to talk to you. Starting August 18th, every Monday, we will have a profile on some of the folks whose current mailing address is in the New York metropolis, but who do or at some point did call the South home. We’ll find out a little bit about who these people are, what brought them to New York and what keeps them here. We want to hear the crazy stories, the people who assume you’re a cowgirl or a farmer or that you secretly harbor feelings for your cousin. If you’ve got deep thoughts or existential dilemmas, we want to hear those, too. Preferably over a glass of bourbon.
We’re going to share our faves with you. From food to music to books and everything in between, we want to showcase the best of the South and the best of New York, and especially things that bridge the gap in between. From playlists to beer reviews to profiles on badass Southern ladies, we want to write about the things that make these two places great, or not so great — the flavor in this big ole crazy gumbo.
We’re going to get a little introspective. There may be some stuff about our personal lives. There may be some thoughts on the cultural landscape, regional vs. national identity, and the really freaking weird process of figuring out where home is. There may be some poetic waxing about air conditioning. We shall see.
If you have any thoughts or questions, things you’d like to see us write about, people you think we should interview, or if you just want to shoot the breeze about something on your mind, give us a shout! We welcome facebook messages, emails (firstname.lastname@example.org), and carrier pigeons. Just give us some warning about the last one: Nobody wants squashed pigeon on their window.
Thanks for listening y’all. Talk to you soon.