Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Jeremy Arviso | Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer

I was born here in Phoenix, Arizona and have lived throughout the Valley. I’m comprised of the Diné (Navajo), Hopi, Gila River Pima, and Tohono O’odham tribal nations. Lived most of my childhood and adolescence on the outer margins of society not quite sure where my identity fit. Read more>>

Shane Hipps | Fortune 50 Leadership Coach

Growing up I struggled academically. Early on I was diagnosed with dyslexia. It made my school years very overwhelming and difficult. I rarely got B’s. Even in my senior year of high school I was tested as having an 8th grade reading comprehension. Read more>>

Jessica J.R.” MacKenzie | University Instructor & Animal Artist”

I’ve been an animal lover and an artist my entire life, yet I never took my passions and talents I had for either seriously until the last four years or so. I’ve always been interested in art. Read more>>