YOUTH NOW

Chicago Is the Land of the Listener

Introducing my nonprofit, Young Chicago Authors

Illustration: Austin MacDonald

WeWe live in a time of radical unlistening. We think while others speak, searching for a response, twitching for our phones, ready to clap back. We are awash in abstraction, generalizations, a broad brush stroke of others, a preconceived notion of their stories. We live in the lie of…