Joined on 6 August, 2012
The application for the 2022 Class of @NewAmerica National Fellows is open until February 1st! Apply now if you’re a storyteller looking for funding & a community to support your work:
This fellowship helped provide me with the resources to finish my book and introduced me to a community of fantastic people who I might not otherwise have met. If you have a book, podcast, or film you're working on you should consider applying.
I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed watching anything as much as I enjoyed watching 1) Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, and 2) Anderson Cooper basically announcing himself as her biggest fan just now, like he is running out of superlatives (this too feels right)
Restoring & expanding the Voting Rights Act has to happen in this first two years while there’s a Dem majority in both houses b/c we can be certain the GOP will be doing everything in its power to prevent us from having a free & fair election in the midterms.
I have never been prouder to see another young woman rise! Brava Brava, @TheAmandaGorman! Maya Angelou is cheering—and so am I.
Thank you! I would be nowhere without the women whose footsteps I dance in. While reciting my poem, I wore a ring with a caged bird—a gift from @Oprah for the occasion , to symbolize Maya Angelou, a previous inaugural poet. Here’s to the women who have climbed my hills before.
A note on hope:
1. It is a practice
2. If you see someone feeling it, don't try to take it from them unless it is truly unjustified
3. If someone's hope is misdirected, help them redirect it
4. Organizing is hopeful activity
Kandinsky was an economist before changing careers at age 30 to become a world renowned painter; his art remained highly influenced by math we use in Econ: e.g. Kakutani developed his famous Fixed Point theorem in 1941. A year later, Kandinsky painted Fixed Points. Beautiful, no?
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