How is the City your studio? "The City is constantly telling you stories about itself and the people who live in it, that is, if you're willing to listen and pay attention. Because I am inspired to write what I know and to write truths I see, I'm inspired by the things that happen when I walk to the train or wait for the bus. I'm inspired by my friends and family. I'm inspired by struggle and overcoming struggle. I'm inspired by kindness and goodness. I'm inspired by a city like Chicago that comes together to survive the winter and unleashes during the summer. I'm inspired by experiencing life in the space I live in. I also love to write for spaces and locations I know and am familiar with. So if I have spent time in a certain coffee shop, or museum, or bookstore, or home, that inspires me to set a story within that space."
Featured Artist Portrait by Joe Mazza | Brave Lux Chicago