Closer Look: Atlanta Land Trust Works To Create Affordable Housing For Westside Neighborhoods; Actress & Author Amiyah Scott

Actress, model, author, entrepreneur and LGBT advocate Amiyah Scott joins Closer Look to talk about her new book, “Memoirs of a Mermaid.”
Actress, model, author, entrepreneur and LGBT advocate Amiyah Scott joins Closer Look to talk about her new book, “Memoirs of a Mermaid.”
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose speaks with meteorologist Bryan Lynn from the National Weather Service to get a forecast of the week’s weather.
  • 2:13: On a recent Friday afternoon the Closer Look went out to the Oakland City neighborhood, where the Atlanta Land Trust is working to create a development of affordable housing. We sat down for a conversation inside of Shifting Energy Eclectic Collectibles and Interiors, formerly the Oakland City flea, owned by Stefaniyemiya Ingram to learn more about the organization’s work. Amanda Rhein, Executive Director for the Atlanta Land Trust and Chris Norman, chairman of the Board of Directors explain how they plan to use a 1.8-acre site near the BeltLine Westside Trail to create affordable housing options for decades to come.
  • 37:49: Actress, model, author, entrepreneur and LGBT advocate Amiyah Scott joins Closer Look to talk about her new book, “Memoirs of a Mermaid.” Scott, who is well-known for her role as Cotton Brown on the FOX television series Star, shares her journey and what she believes Hollywood still has to learn about casting transgender actresses.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.