Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Brittany Gaines | Photographer

I am from New Orleans, La. Growing up, my family moved around a good bit. All of this moving around the city (then eventually to two different states) before I turned 18 gave me the opportunity to meet different types of people. I learned at a really young age that not all people are the same. Read more>>

Stephen Kelly | Comic Book Artist, Musician, & Social Worker

I was born in Houston. I spent the first few years of my life in 5th Ward where most of my family on both sides grew up. When I started school, we moved to the Spring area where I’ve been ever since. I’m the oldest of two and my parents raised us both to do the right thing. Those are lessons I still carry with me today in my job working with homeless people and living with the love of my life. Read more>>

Kenya Green |

My mother and father has been my inspiration. My mother graduated 2 years ago with her Master’s in Nursing (ARNP). She has shown me that you have to keep going no matter what. She has always had that drive and I can honestly say that she definitely motivates me no matter what path I take. My father is a physical therapist assistant, into real estate, and he manages his finances very well. So I can definitely say they have and is still molding me til this very day. I’ve always been on my own path. Read more>>