On August 3, 2022, Rozzie Bound Co-op was born! We are a multi-stakeholder co-operative with five Worker Owners and are also selling Consumer Owner shares to community members for $100. Our goal is to open a bricks and mortar bookshop in 2022 that will also serve as a vibrant community space for gathering and shared learning. Click here to learn more about becoming a consumer owner.
Meet our Worker-Owners!
Our Worker Owners have a rich diversity of experiences and talents. You can learn more about them below:
Ana Crowley Noordzij
Ana is an artist, mother, chef, teacher, and community organizer. As an artist in Fort Point, she helped negotiate leases and terms for thousands of artists serving as Fort Point Community Artists (FPCA) president for 5 years. She produced plays and grant funded public art events, and opened the Channel Cafe, an open books, locally sourced restaurant to serve the community. While living in Roxbury, she was also involved in the art scene there, becoming the art teacher for Paige Academy, an Afro-Centric private school. Ana’s work history also has given her experience as right hand women for many small businesses and a 7 year stint in food co-ops. She is now focused on her ceramics, her small urban farm and guiding her two children through Boston Public Schools. You can learn more about Ana and her art at ananoordzij.com.
Check out Ana’s Bookshelf!
Roy Lincoln Karp
The founder of Rozzie Bound, Roy is an experience educator, freelance writer, and political activist. He was founding director of the Civic Education Project, Inc., which promoted youth civic engagement, youth voice, and Restorative Justice/Peace Circles in Boston area schools. He served as Director of the Alternative Diploma Program at UTEC, which engaged students in Lowell, Massachusetts facing significant barriers to their education. He is active in community life, as a member of the Ward 18 Democratic Committee, elected in 2020 as a “Fresh Slate” to increase transparency and voter engagement. You can find his essays and links to his columns for the Dorchester Reporter at https://roylincolnkarp.com/. He lives in Roslindale with his wife Courtney and their 7 year old daughter, a BPS second grader.
Check out Roy’s Bookshelf!
Judy (she/her/hers) is a Roslindale-based freelance writer and educator. Her publications include essays at HerStry, 805Lit, and WBUR’s Edify. She is the author of two books for middle schoolers in the Remarkable Women in Science series. She serves on the submissions committee for Tell-All Boston, which showcases both established and emerging writers. She has worked in environmental education and taught middle and elementary school science, including 19 years in the Boston Public Schools. Judy practices meditation regularly and was a board member for the Greater Boston Women’s LBTQ Community Meditation Group. She has two young adult children and lives in Roslindale with her wife, an artist and teacher. She’s on twitter @McClurewrites
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Kim is an interface expert, writer, editor, musician, and 25-year resident of Roslindale. She’s written for wire services, newspapers and magazines including AP, Reuters, the Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, and Technology Review. Kim architected a system for interactive transcripts as lead researcher for Duke University’s Rutherford Living History program, and helped PBS Frontline build a similar system. She is also an invited expert for the World Wide Web Consortium. Kim is a founding board member of local sustainability group GreeningRozzie and cofounded the Border Crossing Music Mashup music series. She plays fiddle in several local bands, including Bookmatch Duo, Creek River String Band and Louder Than Milk. You can learn more about Kim at scriven.com/kimpatch and follow her on Twitter @PatchOnTech She also writes the PatchonTech.com blog.
Check out Kim’s bookshelf.
Talia Whyte is a freelance journalist and web designer. She is the owner of Global Wire Associate, a digital marketing communications firm. Her writing can be found in the Houston Chronicle, The Progressive, The Grio, The Boston Globe, MSNBC, PBS, Al Jazeera English, among many other outlets. She is also Treasurer of the Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library (a Rozzie Bound Community Partner). Her website is https://taliawhyte.com/.
Check out Talia’s Bookshelf!