Category: Profile

Rose Spears, Nurse & Author, “Once I Collided with Glory.”

 Nia Jovan Andrews  13 Apr 2023

Once I Collided with Glory by Rose Spears explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery through vivid and emotive language. The book touch on subjects such as relationships, mental health, and the search for meaning in life.

Lydia Brown

 Nia Jovan Andrews  10 Mar 2022

Lydia is a 48-year-old Chicago native with a very unique story, who with a disability takes care of her creative 13-year-old daughter, Lauren with the help of her boyfriend of nine years. Lydia narrates her journey like a true storyteller, authentically navigating through her truths, some truths that many would bury, but boldly, she speaks about becoming a panhandler at a young age. Through this experience learning so much about life and living in a city like Chicago. She began writing at 26-years-old as a way to cope but thought during the pandemic that it was time to share her journey through poetry.