Writer Staceyann Chin: Off The Shelf
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If we do not speak, who will?
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.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I can be inflexible if I think I am right- which may be too often.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. To see into hearts.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Playing scrabble. I can do that for hours.