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Tennis Elbow Window   Week 20   Emma Kohlmann

Your name

Emma Kohlmann

Your current location


Your favorite pastime

Swimming and writing postcards

Something you like

When the seasons change and new flowers bloom

Something you dislike

Systemic racism and people who think they are entitled to things without doing any labor whatsoever 

Your defining characteristic

My humor, lol, or maybe just making myself laugh

What would someone close to you say your defining characteristic is

“She can’t sit still” 

Your favorite artist

Emil Nolde, Marcus Leslie Singleton, Cecilia Vicuña, Octavia Butler, Reza Shafahi and Kenneth Patchen 


Favorite word or phrase


What aspect of your work is most important to you

Being able to do it every day and sharing it with others  

Who do you admire the most and why

All my friends who are doing work towards positive change in the world. My sister for being such a good person and not having any social media presence. 

Your worst habit

Grinding my teeth


The first thing you think of in the morning

Coffee with oat milk

What have you always wanted to do and have not done

Not sure, but that will probably change

Your best decision

Staying in Massachusetts instead of moving back to a major city 

Your worst decision

Not moving into my sister's house

Your favorite street and why

Palisade Ave in Riverdale, the Bronx, the street I grew up on. It's near the Hudson river. It makes me nostalgic for learning how to take the subway and learning how to ride a bike.

What made you become the person you are

My mom, my grandma and omi, my best friend from middle school, Leila, my community I found after I graduated college 

Something that you treasure

My socks, my collection of friends, zines, greetings cards my with grandma’s handwriting  

What would the child you once were think of the adult you have become

She would probably be shocked that my life turned out this way 

Your greatest fear

I am not afraid of anything





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