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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter...
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. For brief moments I wonder what it would be like to be a waitress on a highway restaurant. I would love the cast of characters I might meet on an average day.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A well written book.