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Your brain wants to know

Your brain wants to know

Recently, I had dinner over at a friend’s apartment (which was so lovely!) I noticed that the elevator in her building didn’t have a display at the top to show where it is when you call it. I didn’t like that. When you watch a YouTube video, one of the very first...
Are you imagining the worst?

Are you imagining the worst?

As a lawyer, you are trained to spot issues and protect your clients. Add to that a natural negativity bias, because our brain is designed to protect us, and you’ve got a challenging situation! When you imagine the worst, you are imagining against yourself. The life...
Space to be a hot mess

Space to be a hot mess

I recently went up to Northampton, Massachusetts, to visit with one of my best friends. It was great to be back as I used to live there. One of the highlights was being invited to a “grief and release” party. Maybe that sounds strange, but let me tell you...
There is nothing wrong with you

There is nothing wrong with you

The level of shame, self doubt, and feeling of being stuck that I hear from current and prospective WILL members is pretty significant. It’s as if (big) law says: you should be so grateful to work in a prestigious place with such smart people and forever be in service...
Happy Pride!

Happy Pride!

I came out late. I was 27 years old and working at a day center for homeless and runaway kids. Most were queer. It was a very gay space. I remember when my boss John interviewed me, he asked, “What’s your deal? Are you gay or straight?” I blushed and immediately shot...

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