Ugly As Sin: The Forever Price of Being Looked At

In David Foster Wallace’s cringe-inducing book, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he writes, “Or like just another manipulative pseudopomo Bullshit artist who’s trying to salvage a fiasco by dropping back to a metadimension and commenting on the fiasco itself.” Read More Ugly As Sin: The Forever Price of Being Looked At

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Should I follow my boyfriend’s job?

Deborah is 21 years old, in love with her boyfriend of six months. He got a great opportunity at work (but he has to relocate), and has said that he doesn’t think they will work out if she doesn’t move with him. This is taken from Dr. Laura’s “Call of the Day” page. Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Should I follow my boyfriend’s job?

Mentoring

Trigger warning: some discussion of depression, suicidal ideation, and child abuse.

You may be familiar with a comedy that came out November 2008 called Role Models. If you are unfamiliar, know that it was Jane Lynch being hilarious before she immortalized Coach Sue Silvester on Glee. In the film, two energy drink salesmen (played by Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott) end up going off the deep end and earning themselves community service. Read More Mentoring

Interview with a Nonprofit Partner: Youth N Action

Nonprofit organizations work in conjunction with many other programs. We rely on community partnerships because “we build on the synergy.” By working together we ensure the needs of our community are met to the fullest potential possible. One amazing partner, Youth N Action, represents that ideal. I have the opportunity to work alongside a program organized, led, structured, and directed by young people, teenagers to young adults 24. So I wanted to sit down with some of the key members of Youth N Action. (Key to me because I see the members most often doing what leaders do.) Read More Interview with a Nonprofit Partner: Youth N Action

Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected

No matter how well prepared someone is for starting graduate school, some surprising obstacles and challenges pop up along the path to that MA or Ph.D. I asked six graduate students what unexpected challenges they face, and their responses, ranging in topic from surprising fees to disillusionment with the grad school culture are illuminating. Read More Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected