WYNNE DELACOMA

"I really tried to get at a visceral sense of humanity."

Chicago native Wynne Delacoma was a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, primarily covering music and dance. She is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and continues to write as a freelance journalist. 

August 22, 2017: 

a Black woman dancing in an orange grass skirt on a stage

"Then Martin Luther King was assassinated. And they had riots.

I ran home."

"I had been rejecting narrative so much, but they took me right back to the narrative and it was a very powerful piece."