An interview with returning editor Annie Watson!
When and where are you happiest?
Anytime I go driving with my dad and get to learn about his life while playing songs from the overlap of our taste in music.
What do you most miss about being together at OES?
Having fun/commiserating in person with people I’m not close enough with to comfortably reach out to now that we’re remote. Or the oatmeal raisin cookies.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Fannie Lou Hamer, Vernon Dahmer, Medgar Evers, and everyone else involved in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. The 2019 MS Winterim trip opened my eyes to the astounding bravery and sacrifice of people fighting racism, corruption, and violence in the 50’s and 60’s Deep South.
What are your hopes and dreams for the Dig next year?
My dream is to come back strong with full, colorful issues and consistency in regards to sending them out. I also want to encourage current and incoming Dig staff to write stories they’re passionate about and bring some of the Abe Asher Era magic and controversy back to The Dig.
What is the quality you most admire in a person?