Writer Staceyann Chin: Off The Shelf
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If we do not speak, who will?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A well written book.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I'm argumentative.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A good book- or a good episode of Law & Order, or a good, sad movie. A cold night. Hot tea- maybe a glass of red wine. Someone who is comfortable with both silence and noise. Repeat throughout my life.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. A long list of women who have struggled with issues of race, sex, class; Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Nanny of the Maroons, Virginia Woolfe, Nina Simone...the list is endless.