Here’s my logic about Chicago. I’ve got it worked out. I work it out every year around mid-February. I think for me, Chicago—it allows you to change. You can keep on. You move to a new neighborhood, you get a new job, you get a new corner bar, you get your groceries somewhere different, you go to a different El station, and you know what? It’s OK. You can actually sort of change your life without having to leave. I think that has allowed me to grow.

Gabriela Fitz, talking to Anne Elizabeth Moore for “Revision Street: America”