The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable Life

The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable Life

The Reward of Risk in a Comfortable Life I 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...
Shattered and Pieced Together Again

Shattered and Pieced Together Again

Shattered and Pieced Together Again And 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...
When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal Reflection

When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal Reflection

When Re-Entry is Hard: A Personal Reflection No 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...
Ahmaud Arbery: Where Darkness Prevails

Ahmaud Arbery: Where Darkness Prevails

FollowFollowFollow Ahmaud Arbery: Where Darkness Prevails It 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 and...
The Gravity of Privilege

The Gravity of Privilege

The Gravity of Privilege Beneath 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...