LL21C Interviews

#LL21C WrArtist Keelin Siobhan

Keelin Siobhan

Female – 38 – White: Irish/German/Italian – Born: Burlington Vermont – Lives: Southern California – Spiritual (Agnostic) – Peace & Freedom Party

What does Liberty mean to you?

Liberty is the right to live the life you want, as long as you are not hurting others.

Who is your Role Model/Super Hero?

Obviously,  I am very inspired by Lady Liberty and literally have looked up to her! I am also inspired by women who have made a difference by rising above hard situations and using the power of their words, to help others —> such as Malala Yousafzai.

Tell us about something that confuses you or that you do not understand.

There are a lot of things I am working to understand, hence this project.  Some days it is how best to understand the root cause of racism, other days I fight understanding SoCal traffic!

What did you have for dinner last night?

Ha! I think this might be my favorite question! I was at a family BBQ and in SoCal that means carna asada and pollo tacos. For dessert, I had a piece of delicious white cake, of which, I just ate the frosting.

What are your thoughts on the current National Conversation, in the summer of 2018?

Through my personal filter, think it is very provocative.  When I watch corporate “news,” I hear a lot of yelling and blame shifting.  I rarely watch it now, because it’s really just a time suck.  I think there is a lot of deflection going on, so I do my best to pay attention to my immediate surroundings and figure out ways to help my family, friends and community on a local levels.

What comes to mind when you think of the Statue of Liberty?  Have you visited Liberty Island?

Liberty Enlightening the World has always inspired me.  When I was a child, I actually climb to the crown -which was really cool and I encourage the experience! When I lived in Brooklyn in the early Y2K’s, I would always seek her out from the F train, to/from work in Manhattan.  Just spotting her shimmer, even from the distance, always gave me chills.  There has always been a connection there, near and far.

Keelin Siobhan, is a Vermont-born writer and artist currently residing in Southern California.  A creative leader with a colorful and energetic history in the Arts and Technology, she has worked across diverse platforms and multiple brands for two decades.  Through retrospective and playful prose, jarring visual content, and an unquenchable lust for World Peace, she strives to bring a fresh and positive focus on the current human condition.

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