Prisoner of Love, Roundtable with Free Write Arts & Literacy


Chelsea Ross is a photographer, writer, and curator living and working in Chicago. Her cross-disciplinary practice explores and affirms ideas of femininity, sensuality, community, and world-making through collective imagination. In conversation with her personal work, Ross is cocreator of the photographic storytelling series 4x5: The Stories Behind the Frames and curator of exhibitions at Free Write Arts & Literacy.


Free Write Arts & Literacy engages incarcerated and court-involved youth and young adults in the performing, visual, and literary arts so that they become the narrators of their own stories and authors of their futures. By codesigning creative space with students, Free Write supports them as they develop educational and career opportunities that reduce recidivism while also contributing to the public discourse around issues of youth incarceration.