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 are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Hmmm. Too many to list. I like angsty, radical women like Ani Difranco, and Tracy Chapman. I like vulnerable boys singers like John Mayer, Peter Cetera and Prince. I like boy bands like Collective Soul, and Smashing Pumpkins. I like risky passionate singers like Tina Turner and Nina Simone.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A well written book.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Too many to list. Alice Walker. Dorothy Allison. Frances Goldin. Bell Hooks.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Being left; it doesn't get better as I age. Being left sucks.