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May 30, 2018

There’s a well-circulated Virginia Woolf quote that says, “For most of history, anonymous was a woman.” A reference to the fact that some of our female literary greats first published under male pseudonyms, this quote has always stuck with me. The Brontë sisters? The o...

May 27, 2018

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Through and through, I am a creature of habit. My planner is the most important purchase of the year and I thrive off my Sunday night organization session where I outline my upcoming week in multi-colored pens. I have certain habits for grocery shopping and...

May 23, 2018

In my tenth grade chemistry class, we were given a choice. We could use a notecard for the final. We could write whatever we wanted on that notecard. If we used the notecard, we forfeited 10 points. If we used the notecard the highest we could get on the final was a 90...

May 21, 2018

I was supposed to be running a marathon right now. The thought briefly danced across my sweaty temple as I dug my hands into the dirt at MacArthur Park in Midtown Manhattan. I’ve always loved birthdays, always seen them as an opportunity to do good. Perhaps that’s how...

May 16, 2018

The Pollination Project is an amazing nonprofit organization that gives $1,000 seed grants to worthy causes every single day. I am so grateful for the influence the group has had on my life and I’m especially grateful for the people it has brought into my life.

I recent...

May 13, 2018

Background:

Through and through, I am a creature of habit. My planner is the most important purchase of the year and I thrive off my Sunday night organization session where I outline my upcoming week in multi-colored pens. I have certain habits for grocery shopping and...

May 9, 2018

One of my former colleagues introduced me to the Moth – a storytelling nonprofit that I have been obsessed with since that day. I was listening to the Moth recently on my daily commute when I heard Natasha Guynes’ story. Listening to her speak, I found myself really in...

May 6, 2018

Background:

Through and through, I am a creature of habit. My planner is the most important purchase of the year and I thrive off my Sunday night organization session where I outline my upcoming week in multi-colored pens. I have certain habits for grocery shopping and...

May 2, 2018

I was walking home with my friend recently when she told me about a project that I would be interested in. The more she described it, the more inspired I became. I immediately knew I had to talk to the lady behind the work.

Whitney Saxon is a fellow Pollination Project...

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