Image: Destine Phillips poses for a portrait at the POP Court public plaza in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. Destine wears black pants and jacket and a pink scarf, and is looking at the camera. In the background, the mural features images of Maya Angelou, the superhero Storm, and a variety of other figures and patterns painted in an array of bright colors. The plaza itself is also painted in shades of blue and purple. POP Court is a site where Phillips’ organization REAL Youth Initiative has previously held some of its community events. Photograph by Kristie Kahns.