About your host:
Lennon is the daughter of a middle class working mom, who taught her and her brother they could be anything they wanted to be, provided they were passionate about it; a woman who grew up poor on a tobacco farm in eastern North Carolina, and reminded them that the line between their world and one of endemic poverty was thin. She’s the product of a stepfather who worked in the arts and later in development, who for the last 15 years has worked to raise money for quality foster homes throughout the state, an Episcopalian who modeled his values through daily deed. She’s the product of a Republican father who started his own restaurant, who taught her how to fish and how to articulate why she believes what she believes. She’s also a sister and a Tar Heel and a lover of North Carolina barbecue (vinegar-based, of course). She's a co-founder of The People's Supper and the co-founder and Executive Director of The Dinner Party, a community of mostly 20- and 30-somethings out to change the way we approach loss and life after.