Meet Gracie and Jackie...participants in Nevertheless We Persisted!
Gracie Greenbaum is a writer and performer currently living in Los Angeles. Until recently she produced live-action greeting cards, but now occupies herself writing dark stories, working at a yoga studio, and waitressing for fun.
Gracie's piece is called YOU ARE, a story about a chance encounter that leads the protagonist to analyze herself. She is also performing the piece.
Find her on Instagram here: gracegraceinyoface
Jackie Pick is a former teacher and current writer living in the Chicago area with her husband, three children, and a very fuzzy dog. She is a contributing author to Multiples Illuminated; So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real about Motherhood, Here in the Middle; and the literary magazine Selfish. Her essays have been featured on various online sites. Jackie is co-writer and executive producer of the upcoming short film Fixed Up, and president of Melted Butter Productions. She is a proud member of the 2017 Chicago cast of Listen To Your Mother. You can follow Jackie on twitter (@jackiepick) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/jackiepickauthor), where she mostly just apologizes for not updating her blog (jackiepickauthor.com).
Her piece is called THE MYTH OF 15 MINUTES and she humorously captures the idea of how much you can (and can't) accomplish in a short amount of time. Her piece is performed by Lauren Ezzo.