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My Quarantined Birthday

This was the weirdest birthday of my life, but it taught me about joy and human connection in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. My 28th birthday was this past Sunday. I spent it alone. I have never been…

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More Than a Tweet

Nuance matters. While social media can be a powerful tool to educate, discuss, and otherwise engage with folks, it isn’t the only tool. Each newsletter, I share my perspective on a topic that could use a bit more than…

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My Sleeveless Summer

Why this was the best summer of my life and what real body positivity means to me This summer is absolutely the best summer of my life for one very simple but very upsetting reason: it’s the first time…

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Give Back Scholars Summit

Earlier this year, I got to spend a day with some amazing high school students, who are a part of Give Back. It’s an amazing organization that provides full scholarships to low income young people pursuing their higher education goals.…

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Humanity of Connection Launch

Excited to sit on the Society of Millennials Council with AT&T and Humanity Of Connection. Too often, conversations about millennials are lacking all nuance & context (whether or not we’re even included in the conversation). We’re going to change that.…

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Canvassing for the 2018 Midterms

Spent today canvassing in the district I grew up in. #BYBG I knocked on 100+ doors making sure folks know who to vote for, where to vote, and what time they’re gonna go vote. Tom Malinowski was a hero…

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Thoughts on MLK Day

Today we are supposed to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — but so much of what’s talked about throughout the year ignores who King really was. White America, until very recently, hated…

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On Trump & Misogyny

I had to address how Trump has been saying horrible things throughout his campaign and throughout his career as a public figure. There are no bystanders free from responsibility. Register to vote before time runs out! Let me know…