Kathy Risko, Talia Piazza and Gladys Bettis are breast cancer survivors whose stories will inspire.
Elizabeth Shestak’s writerly roots run deep in Pittsburgh. Her grandfather grew up in Carrick and was a sports journalist for The Pittsburgh Press. Raised in New England, Elizabeth was drawn to The Burgh out of high school when she earned her B.A. in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon. She returned to Pittsburgh this summer after 10 years in the South where she largely covered the burgeoning North Carolina food scene, also writing community profiles, implementing narrative whenever possible. Pittsburgh is where she feels most at home.