30 going on 10: Adults these days are choosing coloring books and superheroes over mortgages and marriage licenses.
Yalonda Green—who has a PhD in humanities, cultural studies, and poetry—first stumbled upon her adult love of coloring while working as a children’s library assistant at the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. “When the kids were doing the coloring pages, I would sit and do them too. I noticed that when I colored with them, I felt relaxed and at peace. Eventually, I went to the dollar store, bought some colored pencils and coloring books. I started coloring at home and sharing my coloring on Facebook,” says Green.