Nashville Launch Pad


Launch Pad is a ‘street free sleep’ initiative, fueled by a collective of concerned citizens within the LGBTQ and allied community, which strives to provide open and affirming safer sleeping shelters for homeless youth in Davidson County, Tennessee (Nashville).

In building the Launch Pad site, it was important to have an urban design coupled with images of […]

Author Ellis Avery


Ellis Avery is a published author and professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University. She is a resident of New York City and witnessed first-hand the tragedy of September 11, 2001 which led her to write the book ‘Smoke Week.’ She went on to write ‘The Teahouse Fire’ which has been translated into six other […]