"...After my lifelong friend, who is Jewish, invited me to attend in 2014, I bombarded him with questions: Are there other black people there? Is it dangerous? What do you do all day? Why is it worth all the effort? He repeatedly assured me that Burning Man would help me find what I was seeking—a break from an existence that was breaking me, and to figure out what I truly wanted out of life—if I just opened myself up to the experience.
During my first Burn, I attended a workshop called “I’m black and on the playa,” which attracted more than 100 people of color and their allies calling for greater diversity at the festival..."
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