What is a “Likable” Brand?

It’s been almost two years since Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Girls Write Now Awards Speech, and yet in the current political climate it’s getting some much-needed press. Today, I’m sharing it both because I think it’s a valuable lesson, and because I want to drive home an important point: the difference between a person and a brand….

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Why I March

On Saturday I marched at the Women’s March in downtown Boston. Several people have asked me what the point of it was, so I want to share. This is why I marched. I didn’t march to protest the inauguration, or the US Constitution, or democracy. I didn’t march to try to pass specific legislation or…

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America under Trump: Next Steps

I did a lot of thinking this weekend about the countries I’ve lived in, and the countries I’ve visited. How do they compare to life in the United States? Particularly, how do they live in the America under Trump? It’s given me some perspective around the election and upcoming inauguration. Particularly, some perspective around the issues…

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Why Not Both?

Last May, I asked my boyfriend if he would rather we spend our vacation in Barcelona visiting my family, or traveling around Ireland with friends. His response was to quote a meme: “Why not both?” It was the beginning of a new world for us. Every either/or decision became an either/or/both decision. Should we spend…

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