Ian Monroe is a resident, student, neighbor, and wordsmith living in the Tremé. His works consist of experiences found from living in New Orleans, becoming a young adult, advocating for the lives and well-being of disenfranchised peoples, and finding his path as an artist. His influences include C.S. Lewis, Langston Hughes, Kendrick Lamar, James Baldwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Malcolm X, Lauryn Hill, David Sedaris, and his own loving mother. He asks that you donate to New Orleans Workers Group. Author photo by Ashley McKibben.