Calandra Jones is Living Enigmatically

Hello! I am a multi-disciplinary environmental justice advocate based in Detroit, MI. When I am not organizing against the impacts of climate change, you can find me in the kitchen cooking obsessively from scratch.

Career in Community

Moving forward reparations through environmental justice and sustainability

“Well-behaved women seldom make history”

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I was the only waitlist graduate from Dartmouth in 2015.

After 2 years of soul searching, I began my environmental justice career at DFC in 2020.

Now I coordinate 50+ partners to build resilience in frontline communities.

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness.”

Maya Angelou

Documenting the Journey

From the National stages of CUPSI to advice given to friends, writing has been a grounding force in my life since 2006. I write about life with a lens towards teaching through experience. I cover career, relationships, trauma, healing, and self-discovery.

Photo Credit: Ryan Nehring, Something Somewhere Photography

“When we face challenges at work, the fear of rebuke, dismissal, or additional conflict often stops us from reframing our frustration away from those we perceive as causing our problems instead of inward at how we actually work.”

A New Perspective on Workplace Stress

“If you’re unfulfilled, grab a piece of paper and center your kindergarten self – what did she want to do, what did he dream of doing? Sit with yourself and craft the life you want to live. Visualize it! Then put that plan in motion.”

Setting Yourself Up for Success

The Joy of Cooking

Cooking from scratch using seasonal, local, diverse ingredients feeds the body that does the work. Recipes coming soon!

Passion-fruit Burrito Bowl

Springtime in France Salad

Pineapple Belongs on Pizza


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