We first met Rebecca Lee through the submissions page and later got to know her more intimately through an exchange of e-mails for an interview she put together for The Siren Press, an incredible publication in the UK. We feel very lucky to be able to reverse roles as we take on the role of interviewer and get an inside look at what the world of Rebecca Lee really looks like. Thank you for being our Woman of the Week, Rebecca. You deserve it.[sc:shn-ad3]
1. If you had to explain your life story to someone in a paragraph or less, what would you say?
RL: My life has traveled a lot of back roads. There are always ways around things and just because one path doesn’t work, doesn’t mean there isn’t another one waiting around the corner. I didn’t have a lot of the main milestones that a lot of people experience. I can’t drive. I never graduated high school. I did however find a lot of interesting people who taught me what it means to love, respect, and thoroughly see the world through a different lens.
2. What is one physical item that means the world to you? Why?
RL: My pad. I need paper. Whether it’s drawing cartoons of Diane Rehm playing tennis with Teresa Sullivan or creating my much-needed plans for the day, pads are a necessity for my life.
3. What is the most important thing to you in a friendship? Why?
RL: Being nonjudgmental. Friendship involves sharing thoughts and in my opinion, there are no wrong thoughts. Just actions.
4. If you could fly to anywhere in the world at this exact moment in time, where would it be?
RL: Kansas City. It seems like the place where nice people live.
5. What is something not many people know about you?
RL: I used to dance The Hustle in my room every day after school to the Pure Funk tape.