How Life Below The Line Affects Us All


There are lines everywhere. Lines being drawn, crossed, walked around, and even erased when necessary, or when someone has the power to do so. There is an ugly, unjust line that isn’t serving any of us, and killing many who live below it. This is the poverty line. Today, 1.2 billion people around the world live at or below the poverty level, and they exist on $1.50 per day. This sounds unfathomable, but it’s a real fact and a real crisis. To address the issue,…

When Freedom Feeds The Soul


There are few unexpected occurrences as pleasing as being deliciously proven wrong when you’re hell bent on being right. I’ve been thinking a lot about expectations—how they often imprison us, and how they can also continually help us raise the bar of what we want in life. I’m finding the yummiest way to leverage my expectations for the better is by doing something unexpected on the regular. Whether it’s taking a different route to the subway, calling (NOT texting) someone I love as soon as…

Exploring And Ending Modern Homelessness, Let’s Give It A Try


Since the dawn of social media, there has been great debate over whether or not online activism constitutes “real activism.” The term slacktivist evolved when supporters of digital social change campaigns began to participate in droves via cyberspace. This is a pointless argument. There are always going to be people who do their part to contribute to a cause by retweeting, downloading Twibbons, and liking a campaign’s Facebook page. In the same vein, there are going to be humanitarians who form committees, travel to conflict…

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