NaNoWriMo is an international event, and the stories being written every year reflect our hundreds of participating regions. We’re taking a Road Trip to NaNo to hear from our amazing volunteers and writers all around the world. Today, Fox, one of our Municipal Liaisons in the USA :: Pennsylvania:: Pittsburgh region shares a little something about resilience:
When you’re born a Pittsburgher and move to another part of the country, you have to answer a lot of questions. Do they really close schools for Steelers Super Bowl victory parades? (Yes.) Is it true you put French fries on everything? (You bet we do!) Even salads? (Yes—just trust me on this one and thank me later.) What are those weird trolleys that go up the mountain? (They’re inclines.) Isn’t it just a big smoky mess from all the mills? (Umm… no. That was so a million years ago.)
Because despite the fact that we’re the reigning Most Livable City champs, we’re still known as the Steel City. And to many people, that means we’re still the industrial steel mill giant that made headlines not only for our revolutionary product, but for the deplorable environmental conditions.What are we actually?