Oneita and the Spanish Documentary Crew

Oneita and the Spanish Documentary Crew

I took this photo last weekend while doing my weekly market shop.

I wasn’t completely sure, but it felt like a camera crew was filming me as I was selecting red and yellow peppers. Just a few minutes later, my suspicions were confirmed when I heard my name being shouted out a few meters away.

Oneita (pictured here on the left) was enthusiastically making her way towards me with cries of happy new year and welcome back. She told me she was showing a Spanish documentary crew round the city. Angel (on the right) was part of the team.

I may be a newbie to the city, but I am pretty sure Oneita is somewhat of a Detroit legend. She worked at the Detroit Free Press for years and threw it all in amid a bench tagging scandal. She now drives a taxi. She also has a tee-shirt business and I believe is writing a book. Her super cool fashion sense speaks for itself.

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4 thoughts on “Oneita and the Spanish Documentary Crew

  1. OMG Rose! I love this picture and the individuals in it! What a fantastic welcome back and what a fantastic experience you are having in Detroit! Seems soooooo enriching, and I love the fact that I can follow your adventures through this Blog. Such a Blessing! Thanks!!

  2. I came over from a link on toemailer and am happy I did. great shot.

  3. Detroit is so blessed to have you here, English Rose!

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