Talk of the Town: What do you love about being in Oakland?

Oakland Voices correspondent Brandy Collins asked residents, What do you love most about being in Oakland?

“The Oakland I fell in love with was relational. I’m always looking for connectivity and getting to know people. We seem to be losing that.”

“I appreciate how many people are invested in their community. There are so many individuals who come together to challenge the status quo and make movements happen.” Angela Badami-Knight

“The Oakland I fell in love with was relational. I’m always looking for connectivity and getting to know people. We seem to be losing that.”

“The Oakland I fell in love with was relational. I’m always looking for connectivity and getting to know people. We seem to be losing that.” – Mirella Rangel

“The trees are my favorite. I love how green it is. It’s very rich and lush looking. And I look good against it.”

“The trees are my favorite. I love how green it is. It’s very rich and lush looking. And I look good against it.” – Roy Martinez

About Brandy Collins

Brandy Collins is a writer and public services advocate born and raised in the Bay Area. She is a 2019-2020 cohort graduate from the Maynard Institute for Journalism, a correspondent for Oakland Voices, a blogger and the funny one in numerous group chats. She is concerned with civic engagement and leadership development toward making public works more efficient for the people. Brandy is full of Scorpio magic and self-proclaimed Professional Aunty. Follow her on Twitter @gurl79 or Instagram @story_soul_collecter. View all posts by Brandy Collins →

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