Cherri Foytlin

Cherri Foytlin is a freelance journalist, photographer, and mother of six, who lives in South Louisiana – an area inundated with industrial pollution. She is the author of “Spill It! The Truth About the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion,” and regularly contributes to www.BridgetheGulfProject.org, the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and several local newspapers. In the Spring of 2011, she walked to Washington D.C. from New Orleans (1,243 miles) to call for action to stop the BP Deep Water Drilling Disaster. Later that year, she was arrested for attempting to return collected BP tar balls to their offices in New Orleans. She has been a constant voice, speaking out for the health and ecosystem of Gulf Coast communities to audiences across the nation.