A public installation driven by community conversation, 2013

Lindsay Heights

Published on October 31st, 2013 | by adamcarr


Angela Moragne

These days, Angela occasionally goes by That Chip Chick, especially when she’s doing business with That Salsa Lady (a daughter).

That said, we intersected with her because she’s completely of/in the neighborhood, having been raised/raising a family in the area. Below, find some pithy statements excerpted from a lengthy interview with her.

Explore pieces of this conversation below.

-Where am I from? My parents.

-My Mom walked with Father Groppi. My Dad’s mom was a Madame. My parents met at North Division.

-Invitations are often extended, but rarely accepted. Rarely. It shouldn’t be a privilege — it should be the norm.

-Our family is very very tight knit. You wouldn’t know it.

-We had to play these two roles, because we were employed by these people. And then you have to put on these masks to make them feel safe. Make them feel okay.

-My parents were friend with all the big families on the blocks. The Furgesons, the Mattlocks.

-The way my parents raised me — other people’s great is my good.

-A lack of praise is almost worse than insults.

-Until you’re a parent, you don’t know the joy — and fear — that comes over you all at once. And it’s infused into every cell of your body.

-“Do you realize how dynamic you are, you idiot?”

-You start pulling at the threads of your life? It starts to unravel. Because every thread is an experience.

-Just be a different type of person — just be free.

-I wanted to be the antithesis of my parents.

-Do you want to have the responsibility of raising your children, or do you want an excuse to blame your parents?

-They still realize it. No matter how much you protect them, they realize it. Sometimes the world just ain’t fair.

-I began here.

-I think that too many promises have been made, just for the sake of press releases.

-People were brought in here broken. That’s why people break windows constantly.

-It won’t change if I leave.

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