From October 2016

Nora laughing with coffee

“We like to go to coffee shops and make art and laugh.” – Nora, Spokane

Photo: Izzy Comito

Nathaniel at Vessels Coffee

“This is going to sound weird, but I’m obsessed with people. I love trying to figure out people. Everyone has a story and everyone is someone else when no one is around. I love trying to figure out who that person is.” – Nathaniel, Spokane

Photo: Jessica Morgan


Jonathan has been deaf since an illness in infancy. When we met on the streets of Spokane, he wrote out this message: “The doctor offer my parents there’s a med that will kill my ears or blind. Choice. My parents chose me to be deaf due to meds. Originally was born hearing…I lost a partner a year ago from hit by truck in Colorado on June 29,2015 and really tough on me and I am kinda still angry at God. I have 3 teen son and 1 baby on way. Thanks for coffee.”

Photo: Jessica Morgan

Tori leaning against brick building“My sister who passed, she always had a saying and she had it tattooed on her arm, and after she passed, a lot of people here got that tattoo. It’s just, ‘Make memories and always wear your smile’ was her thing. She faced a lot of illness, so she always made a point to make memories and smile… We didn’t expect it, it was a brain aneurism, anyhow, she got a settlement for a surgery and she wanted to treat me and my mom and her friends, so we went to Vegas, we went to concerts, we did all this stuff, ironically right before she passed. So we made a lot of memories, and she was always talking about memories and to smile because with the surgery, they didn’t know she’d talk, smile, eat, any of that, but she pulled through and she was able to, so she smiled all the time.” – Tori, Spokane

Photo: Jessica Morgan