Originally from Texas, Cheyenne Ligon is a writer, filmmaker, and traveler who nowcalls New York home. Since she was a littlegirl, she has drawn inspiration from stories,both fact and fantasy. She is particularlyfascinated by the intersection of folklore andhistory across cultures. When she travels, sheenjoys immersing herself in local myths and legends. But travel doesn’t always have to be far—in this issue, she shares a story about an autumnal fete in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood cemetery. “I’ve traveled across the world collecting stories, but there’s something special about discovering the hidden magic in your own backyard,” she says.