Lauren is an artist and musician from Chicago who recently moved to Kansas City to complete her undergraduate degree at the ripe old age of 27. she went to Columbia College Chicago from 2009-2010 and studied fiction writing and photography. From 2009-2015 she formed the band Sister Crystals and recorded an EP, little bits, and a self-titled LP that was released on Walk-In Records. She was also a member of the DIY venue and record label Feeltrip that hosted bands and artists in a warehouse near Chinatown in Chicago. Now she's making photographs and short stories and is studying both these mediums at the Kansas City Art Institute. Lauren's work revolves around the ideas of failed partnerships, absence, the celebration of intimacy in womanhood and thoughts around death and dying, all made through memoir.