Inspiration

Dear Little Girl, On this day, your official day around the world, I’ve come to share some secrets. Some might sound very scary, and hopefully others will be the best news you ever hear. That is, unfortunately, an apt metaphor for your future as a girl. The...

When I was growing up, there was no label for my cultural situation; I was just hyper-aware of being different from my friends. My dad had a funny Italian accent, and mom a Scottish lilt, and we were all making our way here in the...

We tend to dismiss the things that come easily to us. There seems to be nobility in the phrase "Nothing worth having is easy." Let's stop doing that, shall we?...

“Kind” and “nice” are two very different things. At its most manipulative, niceness is a mask to facilitate the getting of something. Kindness, however, is a way of being in the world. It requires self-reflection, and discernment. ...