In a cute little apartment in Richmond Virginia, Paula Gillison sits on the opposite end of her brown leather couch. Her hair is in a cute twisted bun and she has on minimal makeup… but she’s glowing! She is dressed simply in a slouchy black tee that shows off her new tattoo and a pair of faded blue jeans. Fingers covered in costume jewelry and her oversized earrings rest on her shoulder; we’re both sipping coffee. She admits to me that her boyfriend made the drink because she doesn’t know how. The windows are open and the light is shining in. It’s been 2 years since the last time I interviewed her. We catch up a bit and dive right in….
Listen to Interview with Artist Paula G. by Paula G. #np on #SoundCloud
That was my interview with writer, poet, blogger, artist, designer… Paula Gillison. As I leave out of her apartment, she ask me if she can give me a hug. I oblige and mid way, I tear up. I realize that Paula is just trying to give what she has no matter how little that is. It’s a trait I too can use. I hug her back.
Link to Tina Lawson’s post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIAJKlARbv/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
You Had Me At Black post: https://youhadmeatblack.simplecast.com/episodes/7e03b391
Letter To Our Daughter: (hover over Richmond, VA and click on the 3rd essay entitled “It’s Packed In Here”