This is why Greta Thunberg is my hero and what she has inspired me to do in order to combat climate change, even if it's just one step at a time.
In the past few years, I've found myself outgrowing certain relationships and friendships in my life. I hate to use the word "toxic" to describe human beings—but some relationships can be incredibly harmful to us, if we keep hanging on to them well past their expiration date. It really all started when I looked around and realized: The people I've chosen to be closest to in my life, like my best friend for years, the on and off boyfriend I was with, and the social circle around these people—it just wasn't a good fit for me anymore.
Like everyone, I feel so sad about the recent suicides in the past week (and months and years). Kate Spade, Avicii, and Anthony Bourdain were all creative, talented, and beautiful souls who used their gifts to touch so many people in the world.
For three years, I worked with moms on Chicago’s South Side. One of the projects I was assigned was to interview these mothers, who’d become my friends, to find out more about their experience.