I woke up in a haze. I couldn’t feel. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t move. I’d begun the previous night anticipating shattered glass ceilings and had ended it desperately searching for answers outside the White House. I dove into a cyclical digital catharsis, plummeting through written emotions shared by friends and poignant articles on race, …

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In the backcountry of Alaska, I was once asked, “Couldn’t you just stay out here forever, live away from it all?” The scenery was beautiful, and the change of pace from life in the city was much welcomed, but my answer came quickly—“No.” My response wasn’t because I particularly longed for the concrete and crowds …

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When I first met Whitney Parnell, CEO & Co-founder of the rising nonprofit, Service Never Sleeps (SNS), it was about three in the morning and I’d lost most of the feeling in my toes from the great polar vortex that had overtaken Washington, D.C. Whitney offered me a ride home after I’d participated in the city’s …

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