Like Planet of the Apes but without horses...
...a company designed around a digital magazine. It is the hub of some very creative monkeys being very creative. Written content, live events, podcasts... whatever these hairy little monsters conceive.
Literate Ape is a group blog. A literary digital 'zine. A dumping place for the random musings of a small shrewdness of diverse apes who managed to learn to read and write and use computers.
The opinions contained within are the opinions of the apes and are not reflective of any institution or place of work one might associate with any of these simians. As with any grouping of primates, we don't even always agree with each other. Some are named, others use pseudonyms, still others prefer anonymity.
Who are we? Think of us like ANONYMOUS but too lazy to learn to code or hack things. And maybe not quite as conspiracy-minded.
Chicago native Mike Vinopal is a musician, a mental-health advocate and a teacher. He performs in his bands Local Motive and VINO. Currently serving as the director of programming for Hope for the Day's Beatkeepers Project, Vinopal uses his passion for music and education to build emotional and social literacy with at-risk youth.