“As the World Cracked”
There’s a short video early in Cecilia’s story that shows her crew joyfully at work in the kitchen. “Dish for Dosha” had been growing for ten years and employed several people. The business closure set into motion a kind of “domino effect.” What were some of the repercussions? How did it affect the local economy?
Cecilia speaks about her fear of what might come next, about how easily she could find herself “among the other unhoused mothers on the streets of Tucson.” How do you think she was able to overcome her fears and reinvent herself? How would you describe her response to, as she puts it, “the epic fall”?
She ends her video with the following words: “And when you get to where you’re going, turn around and help her too. For there was a time, not long ago when she was you.” How do you think Cecilia will apply this “call to action” to her new career in real estate? What do you think she brings with her that will help her stay true to her commitment?