Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
When she was a teenager, P. Segal was held by her father under what she calls "house arrest."
In Part 1, P. talks about her Sicilian roots, her many warm memories of growing up in San Francisco, leaving for college in Los Angeles, and her eventual return to The City.
P. wants San Francisco to be a city full of culture again.
In Part 2, P. charts her return to The City after college and a trip to Europe. She ran in art and intellectual circles in North Beach until her eviction from a place she lived there. She found an enormous house in the Western Addition and soon joined the Cacophony Society. Later, she opened Caffe Proust down the street.
These days, P. is working to establish a non-profit called Art House that would secure affordable housing for artists in San Francisco.
We recorded this podcast at P.'s home in the Western Addition in February 2020.