Cornelia Maude Spelman remembers a book she loved as a child that taught her about seeing things from different perspectives. The book's illustrations showed a cow from the point of view of other farm animals who were of different sizes and heights, and stood at shorter or longer distances from the cow. Each animal’s image of “cow” was unique. The idea of different perspectives has interested her ever since. A mother and grandmother, Cornelia lives outside of Chicago, Illinois.