Voices of Sonder: Lexi Alvarado

Lexi Alvarado is a painter, musician, badass human being, and wonderful friend. Together we’ve climbed trees and buildings, danced through drive-ins and shared some of the best conversations about life – what it means to be lost, happy, focused, and young. Lexi currently studies Art at Eastern Illinois University. I talked with her about painting…

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The Wait (and what’s next)

My grandma says we spend at least half our lives waiting – for the bus, for a friend, for ourselves to be ready. She says this with an authority that I assume was rightfully reserved for the elderly who are the closest living beings to wisdom. I’ve always been sensitive to time and its workings. How…

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Homebound

Moving feels a whole lot like long distance travel: intimidating, exciting, scary, and exhilarating. You start the beginning of a new…