Rachel & Tin

Rachel Dangermond


In 2004, I created this blog as an outlet for my writing. Then months later, the 2005 Federal Flood that followed Katrina turned my life upside down. As an investigative journalist, I was blogging about the national and global tragedy that happened through the lens of my own life. From 2005 to 2015, I went from denial to determination, from a total dismantling to reinvention, from PTSD to resilience. I was one of few New Orleans bloggers who captured in real-time the tragedy that happened in New Orleans on an hourly and daily basis for over a decade.

Author/Speaker/Facilitator/Mediator: Rachel Dangermond is an award-winning journalist. She speaks on Department of Justice panels for its community policing initiative. She leads trainings in anti-oppression and has facilitated numerous dialogues including Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s New Orleans Welcome Table, a race and equity dialogue that began in 2013. She is a certified community Mediator. Dangermond writes about racial and social justice through the lens of parenting. After adopting her African American son in 2009, Dangermond created Transracial Parenting, a provocative blog and workshop on race offering tools to raise culturally competent children. Her blog,, covered Katrina and its aftermath, the 2005 Federal Flood. Her work is published in the anthology New Orleans by New Orleans, Louisiana Life, City Business,, and She co-wrote Acoustics: Architecture, Engineering, the Environment (1998 William Stout Publisher).