A Midwestern girl stuck in the South, Misha Vaagen Lazzara spends her time surrounded by children, dogs and chickens. Some of them belong to her and some belong to friends and family in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. When she’s not writing absurdly witty and thought-provoking articles for Paper Saint, she is running her vintage clothing store, cooking for her family, reading, changing diapers and dreaming of all the wild and beautiful places on the globe she hopes to visit someday.