Harriet Tubman’s legacy made me lose a job

My proudest moment of being dismissed as an editor

Photo credit: Preservation Maryland/Harriet Tubman Memorial/Wikimedia Commons

Iquietly watched as veteran editors packed up their bags and cleared an entire floor. At the time, I was hired as a short-term editor through a temporary-employment agency. I had no idea that temps such as me (a grad school dropout) were being hired to replace editors with decades of experience. But when…