Afi-Odelia Scruggs has been knitting for over forty years. Over the years, Scruggs has knitted sweaters, shawls, even skirts. She also quilts and studies tie-dye with a master artist from Nigeria.
Scruggs has been a full-time journalist since 1987, when she began working for semi-weekly papers in the Washington D.C. area. She has worked at papers in Jackson, Miss., Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a metro columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1996 to 2000. Presently, Scruggs is a visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.