The Seasonal Shift

The seasonal shift is refreshing, like the dawn of a new day, outstretching its arms, offering the promise of second chances & renewed opportunities. The drear of winter gone, the trees now in full bloom—nature’s reminder that in time, all things are made new. And though the disappointment of yesterday may linger, grace waits expectantly at the door, an invitation to freedom. Because rebirth does not happen in the light, but rather on the cusp, when the final leaf falls and the sun dips beneath the horizon. There, in that place, is the beautiful revival

April 23, 2019 – by Lauren Neal

Ethical Photography: 4 Practices to Uphold

Ethical Photography: 4 Practices to Uphold

Ethical Photography: 4 Practices to UpholdYears ago, when I first traveled to Haiti, the iPhone had just made its initial release into the world, Facebook was still a networking tool for college kids, and T9 texting was the standard for telecommunication. Only about...

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The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable Life

The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable Life

The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable LifeI was recently asked in an interview how risk has played a role in either my personal or professional life. I almost laughed at the question, not because it was comical or humorous but because of my long-standing history with...

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Shattered and Pieced Together Again

Shattered and Pieced Together Again

Shattered and Pieced Together AgainAnd so it goes: The coming and going, The greetings and goodbyes. You are there and I am here; The distance feels so bitter. So I wonder and I wander, Heart grieving and rejoicing, A harmony of sorrow and joy, Of feeling empty and...

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When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal Reflection

When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal Reflection

When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal ReflectionNo one can prepare you for re-entry, not even your closest friends and family who have traversed the season alongside of you from which you are returning. Neither can a countless number of books and podcasts nor accumulated...

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Ahmaud Arbery: Where Darkness Prevails

Ahmaud Arbery: Where Darkness Prevails

FacebookInstagramPinterestAhmaud Arbery: Where Darkness PrevailsIt was the third day of sorority rush. I was a sophomore at the University of Alabama, fresh off of summer break, thrown back into the thralls of brief meet and greets, rehearsed songs, and all the makeup...

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COVID CHRONICLES: TWO YEARS IN QUARANTINE

COVID CHRONICLES: TWO YEARS IN QUARANTINEA thought piece from the perspective of Scindie Saint Fleur Being confined is nothing new to me. This July will mark two years since ongoing political and social crises have plagued my country. And these periods of confinement...

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The Gravity of Privilege

The Gravity of Privilege

The Gravity of PrivilegeBeneath the shade of the bamboo and the palm leaves, he crouches over, his concentration fixated on the task before him—the scrap metal that he will soon transform into marketable art decor, a statement piece to be bought and hung on the wall...

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The Charles’: A Brooklyn Family Session

The Charles’: A Brooklyn Family Session

FacebookInstagramPinterestThe Charles': A Brooklyn Family SessionIn the summer of 2017, I met Alexa, just around my birthday in June. I remember the date specifically because she was preparing to head back to New York for her wedding and I had just started working at...

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Thomas & Holly: A Haiti Proposal

FacebookInstagramPinterestThomas & Holly: A Haiti ProposalI first formally met Holly in the spring of 2016 in Haiti. Our paths had crossed once before at one of the resorts up the coast from Port-au-Prince, but it was April of that year that our friendship truly...

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