Entries by Mark A. Lee

Xavier Sayeed: Living Outside the Box

Growing up as a Muslim in Southport Indiana, Xavier Sayeed has never been quite like anyone else. And that’s OK with him. “It doesn’t bother me to not fit in a box. I’ve always been ok with being a little bit quirky and weird, and I’m still the same way as I always have been”, […]

Survivors Learn to Express What Can’t be Said

Maggie, a young mother, attended Open Art Studio on a rainy Monday evening with her four sons. Seated in the back of the room, Maggie briefly looked at the art materials in front of her before laying her head down on the table. The boys selected a few materials and began to draw in silence. […]