Introducing FACES OF THE FESTIVAL, a project chronicling the diversity of faces, ages and cultures at our annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival. Who are you? What is your story? We photographed and interviewed festival participants and audiences this year. We’re so excited to introduce you to one another here.

Marva: Urban Storyteller

I’m with Marvalous Productions, and that’s what I’m most excited about right now. I think in life we find ourselves in what we have to do, sometimes, more times than not. Then there’s the thing we ought to do. And then there’s the thing we have to do. And for me, I have to, have […]

Krilurk: Retired Pharmacist

I was born in Thailand. My mom and dad migrated from China to Thailand. I grew up learning to be a pharmacist. During the Vietnam War, I applied to come to the United States. It took me about four years to get admitted. I came to New York for a while and went back to […]

Frankie: Full Bloom

I’m a short story writer and novelist. My stories are metaphorical, about human emotions. Like a woman who has to accept who she is grows a tail, for example. And a woman who has suffered a terrible terrible trauma lives underwater for 10 months because grief is such an underwater feeling. Things like that. I […]