Invisible Identities: Why Asking “Where You’re From”​ Can Have Negative Emotional Connotations

This article was originally published on my LinkedIn Pulse, 10/10/2019. I just attended the Inclusion and Diversity Workshop with Fern Mandelbaum at G2, and I wanted to expand upon an experience I shared within my small group.  This topic is something Fern emphasized happens in workplaces too often – asking someone "where they're from," and then being shocked when their answer differs … Continue reading Invisible Identities: Why Asking “Where You’re From”​ Can Have Negative Emotional Connotations

The Art of Practicing Compassion: How Heading in the Wrong Direction Guided Me Down the Right Path

This article was originally published on my LinkedIn Pulse, 08/12/2019. Last spring, I had an interview for a proofreading role at a company in downtown Chicago. I was weeks out from graduating with my Master's degree in English, which meant I was submitting application after application in the process of looking for work post-graduation. I … Continue reading The Art of Practicing Compassion: How Heading in the Wrong Direction Guided Me Down the Right Path

Gun Violence in America and How to Change the Discussion

Over 50 people have been confirmed dead. Over 500 people have been confirmed injured. And that's without a full and clear account of all affected victims.  On October 1st, 2017, around 10:00 pm Pacific time, a domestic terrorist attack occurred, becoming the deadliest domestic shooting in America's history. A so-called "lone wolf" gunman, Stephen Paddock, … Continue reading Gun Violence in America and How to Change the Discussion