SkinnyTrees: Lifting Health for All
The title of SkinnyTrees was inspired by a 1984 classic by Sandra Cisneros titled, The House on Mango Street.
When the main character, Esperanza Cordero, speaks of the four skinny trees she sees from her bedroom window, she speaks of the trees ability to grow despite concrete. Trees that reach and do not forget to reach.
This same analogy can be said for many communities that experience health inequities. There is an intricate root system that perhaps we cannot see at a quick glance, but at a closer view, there is resilience, structure and the ability to continue to reach and reach towards health equity.