Month: January 2022
We can’t always afford to be passionate about our jobs – and that’s okay.
Our society has created a myth around passion and the workplace. This myth says that when you’re 18, you need to find something you’re passionate about and figure out a way to get paid for it. If we can’t, we feel like failures or sellouts. But the truth is that not everyone can afford to…
Take Up Space.
One of the messages I would love to give young women, particularly young Black women and women of color is this: Take up space. So often I see women defer to others to confirm their feelings and to validate their opinions. I see them soften their recommendations with caveats, their emails and text messages with…
When my daughter broke her leg just after the New Year, she entered a wilderness I had not traversed before. I realized I needed to reconsider everything I thought I knew about empathy – starting with the idea that empathy is about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Parenthood Will Wreck You.
Parenthood will wreck you. It will take your emotions, your sense of self, your delusions of control and thrash them about the room like a dog with a chew toy.