As writer, artist and community activist Shizue Seigel was sheltering in place during the pandemic, she was forced to confront the essential truths just outside her Richmond district home office.

She saw the dudleya blooming in her backyard, the salt air emanating from Ocean Beach and essential workers of all backgrounds serving the community at nearby liquor stores, bakeries and restaurants.

People of color share ‘Essential Truths’

Shizue Seigel is editor of several anthologies with contributions by Bay Area people of color. (Courtesy photo)

People of color share ‘Essential Truths’

Participants in Shizue Seigel’s writing workshops are among the contributors to the anthology “Essential Truths.” (Courtesy Leon Sun)

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