Theory of Existence by Jenny Goldstick

This infographic explores personal narrative. It is a story of what my parents have in common and how it may have contributed to my existence. Both my mom's and my dad's fathers passed away suddenly when they were young, and in the graphic this is argued to be a common anchor point that contributed to their vigorous mathematical pursuits. Math provides concrete answers, where the sudden, pre-mature deaths no doubt raised a lot of questions and emotional complexity for my mom and dad growing up. My parents met at an actuarial firm in Chicago, and the graphic asserts that they ultimately found answers in their loving family and five children, one of whom is me.