Inside The Writers Room w/ Lena Waithe

In 2017, Lena Waithe made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now Waithe is leading Showtime’s The Chi, which she created and executive produces. The Chi explores the ripple effects of a deadly shooting in a South Side Chicago community a lot like the one Waithe grew up in. I had …

The Girl in the Rain and the Joy Within

‘I don’t know if this is for me anymore,’ she said. ‘I used to have more.’ We were on our way to an event and didn’t have much time in between. She glared over at me and added, ‘I feel lost and confused, is this for me? Is this where I’m supposed to be?’ She …

Meet Mara: Founder of ‘Secret Code’

Secret Code is a book that follows the life of a girl just like you! Seriously, you can customize the character to look just like you and you can choose her name too. The creator of the book, Mara Binudin, started the project after feeling frustrated with the option of books available for young girls. …

How I got my first internship 

I don’t think I expected it, I thought I was just going to volunteer. I heard about the position on idealist.org, a job search engine that works to locate opportunities within non profits and other ‘doing good’ type jobs. I’d always been interested in public service and loved volunteering so I knew I wanted to …