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Storyteller and artist Joel Leon wants to smell all the roses

You are a storyteller and newly published author. When did you know you wanted to write and tell stories, and how did it become a career for you?

You recently published your first book, A Book About Things I Will Tell My Daughter. How did the book come about? And have there been any unexpected responses?

What has surprised you most about being a father?

What does your creative process look like? Where do you find your inspiration?

You’re also a musician and have been spreading your message to the masses through multiple albums and live performances over the past several years. How does storytelling through music differ from your writing?

What type of impact do you hope to have with your work?

What fascinates you?

What have you been discovering, saving, or spending time with recently in Pocket?

Imagine if your Pocket came to life as a party or gathering and we were invited. What’s the vibe? Who would we meet?

If you had the chance to escape and read all of your current Pocket saves, where would you go?

Who would you want to see us interview next?

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he/him. i tell stories for black people. work: @taylorstrategy @nike @twitter @gatesfoundation @ted @hbo @ethelsclub @medium @newsweek @twloha #BXFOREVER

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