Leslie Lamar Parker
Leslie Lamar Parker was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was an advocate for at-risk youth, a videographer, and psychologist. He began writing in 2014 and decided that he couldn’t stifle his creativity by putting himself in a box. He was a writer with many interests, so instead of listening to other successful people about the importance of focus, he decided to work on any writing project that inspired him. This essay was one of them. Leslie Lamar was married in 2012 and is survived by two beautiful children—Zuri, age 8 and Chance, age 1—and his wife, Whitney.