Michele Serros passed away from cancer earlier this year, but her influence—and her infectiousness—lives through just about everyone/thing/place she encountered; Jessica Langlois shares a glimpse of that at the Los Angeles Review of Books:
Michele believed her stories deserved to be told — little everyday stories about one life, hers. But she also believed everyone else’s story deserved to be told, too. It is a notion that still feels audacious, radical, maybe even revolutionary.
“She was always very adamant with me: ‘Your Stories Matter. If you’re not going to value your story, nobody’s going to,’” Rios said. “She felt that about everyone, told that to every single person.”