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The Pier at Loyola Beach

Loyola Beach Pier
Photo: Darwensi Clark

In a crowded city, a place to be alone should be cherished. Growing up near Loyola Beach in Rogers Park, a queer kid and a loner, I found my relief on this pier. I would walk to the end, look back at the city, and attain peace and perspective. It was like leaving town without going anywhere.

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