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. What’s your best quality?
A. I am forgiving- and quick to apologize.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Remaining sane.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would ask Harriet Tubman how she managed to keep going- no matter the black-out spells, the dogs they sent, the unwilling and frightened slaves- she kept going. I would want to know how she stayed on course.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret moments where I have been unkind to people. I try to go back and apologize for those moments when I can.