“Women are supposed to have a full-time job, breast-feed, fit into a Size 6, go back to work a week after their baby is born, and do it all themselves, not to mention without sleeping,” said Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, advocacy chair of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health.
…, that’s bad behavior but not my problem. If you think that, and work here in venture, think again. We all need to solve this problem. If you stay silent, if you don’t act, then you allow this problem to perpetuate. And you send the public signal, “we don’t care.”
“I was inspired to create We Read Too because I’ve always loved reading but I felt a lack of representation in the characters that I was being exposed to. When I was a teen it made me feel like stories about girls like me didn’t matter or that no one cared to write them. I didn’t realize that there were books that existed with characters like myself [and] I just wasn’t…
So in pursuit of a meaningful life: two pieces of advice: first, be genuine. Show up as your true self, revel in your individuality, embrace your uniqueness. Know that every new experience will make you feel a bit uncomfortable. In those moments of discomfort, remember that who you are deep down and what you’ve learned throughout your life to date is what got you to that opportunity. Never hide what makes you, you.