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    Kevin Beerman

    Content Editor

    What inspires Kevin? Drag queens, misfits, highways & trains, disco, poetry, key changes, long hikes, and rock climbing. And dogs. Every kind of dog

    Kevin is the Content Editor at Chicago Ideas, curating and producing digital content for our website, blog, newsletters, and social media platforms. One of Kevin’s primary responsibilities (and passions) is to tell the inspiring and captivating stories of Chicagoans from every corner of the city.

    Kevin’s path to Chicago Ideas wound its way from St. Louis (where they were born) to New York (where they lived for six years) to Chicago (where they spend a lot of time eating pizza). A passionate storyteller since they were a kid, Kevin has worked as a writer since high school, doing everything from local news reporting to long-form essay journalism to political advocacy to poetry. Kevin believes in the revolutionary potential of public discourse, of telling each other our stories, of morphing our lives into words for the world.

    When Kevin isn’t telling Chicago’s untold stories for Chicago Ideas, they’re out on their bike, going for the high score on a pinball machine, or passing time in one of the city’s iconic parks.

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