Inch by Inch

“Don’t look down. Don’t look down. Don’t look down.” I recite aloud to myself dangling over 20 stories above the posh street. My eyes focus on my reflection in the mirrored glass windows on the side of the skyscraper in front of me. I see hundreds of office buildings, thousands of trees, a large outdoor […]

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Experience

It just didn’t add up. Staring at the bright blue plastic tarp strung up diagonally onto the wall, and then down to the single blanket wrinkled on the ground, and then over to the woman grinning and gesturing wildly in conversation across the room, it all just did not add up. How could that have […]

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The Post-It Protest

“You are glorious.” A little orange Post-It note hung neatly near the top of the full-length mirror in the women’s bathroom. A few days later, “You are BEAUTIFUL!” appeared on a yellow note across from it, scrawled in different handwriting. For the moment the women in my office building stood in front of that mirror–presumably […]

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Fueled By Kind

“Hey! Excuse me! Excuse me!” He was waving to get my attention. I shouldn’t have left my windows down. Especially at a stoplight! What was I thinking? “Miss, excuse me!” He’s not letting up. Turning slowly to face him through my half cracked passenger window, I replied in a tone much too chipper, overcompensating for […]

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