Stories by Ari Mejia
The Rundown: How Chicago shaped sci-fi illustrator Ennis Martin
Ennis Martin is an illustrator, painter and science fiction fanatic. He tells his story as part of Vocalo’s “Chi Sounds Like” series.
Chi Sounds Like: Chicago filmmaker explores Black cultural expression
Paige Taul says her journey started when another Black person told her she wasn’t Black.
The Rundown: A nature sanctuary in Chicago meant for healing
Beatrice Scescke was raised in Chicago but always dreamed of connecting with nature. She shares more in Vocalo’s series “Chi Sounds Like.”
Chi Sounds Like: Chicago mother creates midwifery catering to Black and Brown women
Jeanine Valrie Logan saw a need for women of color in maternal health when she struggled to find a Black midwife during her own pregnancy.
The Rundown: Kimberly Dixon-Mays is no stranger to the power of words
Poet, playwright and performer Kimberly Dixon-Mays knows the power of words. She shares more through Vocalo’s series “Chi Sounds Like.”
Chi Sounds Like: Writer Tempestt Hazel revels In Bronzeville’s history and culture
Hazel says she often thinks about “the way that cultural preservation is directly linked to how we understand what is valued in society.”
The Rundown: Nina Sánchez’s deep Pilsen roots impact her work today
Nina Sánchez wants to see people of color thrive in Chicago’s arts communities. She explains through Vocalo’s “Chi Sounds Like” series.
The Rundown: Preserving the cultural significance of Chicago’s Uptown
Hac Tran works to preserve the cultural identity of Asia on Argyle. He tells his story through Vocalo’s “Chi Sounds Like” series.
The Rundown: Coffee, hip-hop, and mental health
Special thanks to Vocalo and its series “Chi Sounds Like”: We meet Christopher LeMark who works to destigmatize mental health struggles.
In honor of Dia de Muertos, a sonic ofrenda
Listen to a sonic ofrenda from our sister station Vocalo.