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. 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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter...
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Loyalty, honesty, and kindness.
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.