“I Stand on the Street and Observe and Draw”


When I was little I had this drawing workbook that I would use after school. On the front of it was a picture of a little kid, my age at the time (maybe 8) and he was drawing with a plate of cookies and glass of milk in front of him. I remember pointing at that picture and telling my mom, “That’s what I want to do.”

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Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →