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Month: February 2019

The Work Ahead

Five years ago this time, I was in Los Angeles trying to figure out what my life was going to look like after I finished school. To that point, I had spent four years as a journalist covering urban poverty – homelessness, mental health – and was tired of the writing. I wanted to take a more active role in combatting these issues at their core, so I applied for a teaching job in the place I knew I could make the biggest impact – back home, here in North Carolina. I’m humbled, I’m grateful for the recognition – but…