Genny Ramos, Chicago, 2014
This is Genny Ramos, a California girl among the snow. Even though she didn't know me, she let me stay in her beautiful turn of the century apartment in Lincoln Park for a week. We became instant friends —bonding over whatever. It wasn't anything specific like music or movies, just vibes. There's a candor and vulnerability to her story telling that immediately disarms you. She was part of union organizing at her old job (!!!), which resulted in everyone getting fired & written about in Gawker. :o) Union organizing -politics- major boner steez. She also does improv & writes. I nudged her to start up her blog again, which had a bit of fame with a post called "Spicy Poop". Anyone chill to talk about poop over dinner is A+.
We climbed snow mountains by Lake Michigan & ate juicy burgers & saw questionable art. She made my stay in Chicago the bestest.