Create A World You Want to See
On Creating A World You Want to See
During his SAG Award acceptance speech in 2019, Chadwick Boseman was asked "Did you know that this movie was going to make a billion dollars?" Speaking alongside his fellow colleagues and actors, this was his response, "We all know what it's like to be told there’s not a place for you to be featured, yet you are young, gifted, and black. We know what it’s like to be beneath and not above, and that is what we went to work with everyday. We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world. That we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing. That we could create a world that exemplified a world we wanted to see."
We have lost a role model for many, too early, but he has inspired countless children and young people around the world. I was incredibly moved by this speech, and it reminds me to show up and work harder each and every day to create a better world for those in my community. I hope it inspires you too. Facebook.
On Making Work a Better Place
As many of you take on remote internships and full-time jobs out of college, you will likely encounter issues in the work environment that are off-putting. In this piece, Roxane Gay shares her take on some of the Times’ readers work-related woes. Should you accept an unpaid internship? What should you do if your manager expects you to work outside of work hours? Should you speak up if you witness or experience bias or discrimination in your workplace? You might share some of these lingering questions. Read and find out how you should respond. NYTimes.
It’s easy for this moment in history to become all-consuming. Being constantly wrapped up in the issues that surround us is enough to dwindle our mental and emotional health, which then affects everyone around us. So how about taking a pause? In this short piece, I share a simple 5-minute exercise you can practice any time in the week. Just by breathing, writing, and answering a few prompts, you can recenter yourself and find a fresh perspective for whatever you’re doing. I hope this little too can be as helpful for you as it has been for me. Experience Institute.