Category: Sidewalk Citizens

Fighter

Eféosa

Justin Wren the Big Pygmy The hero’s journey begins with a single step and is bound by the battles fought. Pride cannot be confined to only outcome, sometimes we’re set up to succeed other times left at a loss. Head down and hands up at the school of hard knocks.Read More

Musician

Full Disclosure

Alejandro the Inclusive My intention is to capture your attention, first and foremost no honorable mention. Accept me and my imperfections, whether you like me or not is at your discretion. Secondly shut off your screens and really get into it, moments like these are meant to be intimate. Nothing’sRead More

Designer

Revolved and Redirected

Ian the Cyclist Previously caught up in the now, slighted and shortsighted. In a lane with two solid stripes, a space shared yet divided. There’s no right of way for those who are late and untimely. Engulfed by the countless possibilities without even trying. A print maker, industrial designer, andRead More

Guide

Authentico

Alessio the Skipper What’s left unseen is left unsaid, most visitors come and go without a true breadth of what lies at their wake. Browsing boutiques by the shore, chasing after the crowds, trusting fake locals for advice are all common mistakes. Give it 3 to 4 days, go atRead More

Teacher

Lola’s Lifelong Lesson

Zenaida the Teacher What does it take to be a great teacher? For one awareness of their limitations and time constraints magnifies their strengths. Knowing that education spans past their fingertips, grasping minds wide as their influence. Only second to the guardian and that’s apparent, as children come with inherentRead More

Guide

Reason, Season, Lifetime

Pierette the Narrator Born in nineteen twenty-seven, just one of eleven, not to mention she was last she never fought for attention. Carefree as a child with boundless energy, provided basic amenities, bare necessities, and hearty recipes. Enough heat emanated from the candela centerpiece, garland hung on top of theRead More

Performer

Ei Ja Nai Ka

Matt the Taiko Drummer How dreadful it must’ve been to live life through the wire, conspired under a twofold gaze perception and sight. Isei and Nisei alike forcibly relocated through dire straits during a time where making two wrongs made socially right. Bred in captivity due to land laws andRead More

Musician

Scratch the Surface

DJ Enano the Counselor As a child Nino said to leave the world in a better place, set aside mishaps, low SES setbacks, adversity attracts it doesn’t dictate fate. Lay the needle to the groove stay on track with what reverberates, make mistakes, deviate, but be cognizant of your innerRead More

Healer

Kindness without Concern

Jocelyn the Traveling Nurse Thirteen days may not seem like much but it depends on the occasion. Whether it be eight shifts in the ER or an Iberian vacation. Wandered through the earth tone barrio with a lick of local language. Squandered no opportunities for paella Valenciana tasting. Slowed theRead More

Vendor

No Doubt

Chindalath of the Grand NewsStand Stocked with paper from publications, both pivotal and local. Printed fine, bound by twine, clearly defined, yet equivocal, combined the package total. Designed by authors hopeful to have their zines read, and build a reputation like Mr. Rogers street cred. Salomon’s seeds spread, dispersed toRead More

Vendor

Hope on the Street

Byron and JJ the Florists Back in the day he sold bouquets around Seventh and Market. Petals easy for the picking had to lay on the varnish. Seasons passed and he drifted down the Embarcadero. Present day the skid row’s gentrified straight to the marrow. Back then Cal had Savio for theRead More