By Evelyn Benvie
Image description: colorful toy train on real train track
Artist statement: From my experience, when you have a chronic illness, everyone around you expects you to still just press on. Be the good little engine that could, and just keep going no matter what. But sometimes you can’t; sometimes the reality of your body can’t meet the expectation of the world and people around you
Evelyn Benvie lives in Connecticut, where she dabbles in various creative enterprises, though mostly focuses on writing. Her prose and poetry have been published online and in small print anthologies, and she’s looking to improve her photography and art skills next. Connect with her online at evelynbenvie.com, or find her on Twitter: @EvelynBenvie.