Because race relations are such an issue these days, and have been forever, I think something that embraces differences and brings people together as opposed to tearing us apart because of our differences. It's too easy to see people as the other rather than we're all human beings and embrace that because we are all we have.
I'm not from Spokane, I'm from California.
If you could paint anything on a mural what would it be?
Peace and love. Caring about one another and being helpful.
What would you use to represent that?
Two hands reaching out to people, children of all races. Being helpful to all mankind.
I think something about the great waterways. With the river and the falls.
What do you think that would say about Spokane?
I think that it would tie into the whole creative by nature theme.
It would always be cool to see something literary. I mean we're definitely a literary town. We've got such a cool literary community. We've got so many really cool readers. So, it would just be cool to see something literary inspired or maybe even local author-inspired.
Anything about the environment.
What do you think would be on it?
Probably anything to do with the river or the gregarious forest areas. It seems very eco-friendly here.
INTERVIEWS BY RILEY UTLEY
7/19/19, AUNTIE'S BOOKSTORE