Bring on Your Unsolvable Problems

by Carrie Fox What happens when you put a mechanical engineer squarely in the center of a university’s department of obstetrics and gynecology? No, this is not the start of a joke. In fact, it’s at the center of one of the most fascinating…
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On Brave Actions and Bold Speak

By Carrie Fox   Above my youngest daughter’s bed hangs a framed sign that reads “Be Brave”. My husband and I were intentional in hanging that sign, and we remain focused on instilling its message in our children: to stand…
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The 5.5 Million Women Protest in Kerala You Should Have Heard About

By Becky George On New Year’s Day,  our world experienced a beautiful display of women standing together in solidarity against gender inequity.  Reports state millions of people in Kerala, India stood together to create a literal 385…
What the New Year Brings to You Will Depend a Great Deal on What You Bring to the New Year

Time to Begin Again

Another year has arrived and with it, millions of little moments to start anew. New routines. New commitments. New projects that will surely pull us in all sorts of directions. But isn’t that the beauty of new beginnings? We get a fresh start,…
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Do I Belong Here?

Last month, NBC News’ Generation Latino blog published the story of 18-year old Jason Mero, who headed off to Brown University this fall, “proudly staking claim to his Latinx heritage, but mindful that the sacrifices his immigrant parents…
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Why Sabbaticals Matter at Mission Partners

By Hannah Lee    “It’s not the answer that enlightens, but the question” –Eugene Ionesco As a communications professional, an important part of my job entails developing and delivering clear messages—researching, structuring…
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Changing the Narrative

By Carrie Fox I was 16 and working my earliest job in public relations when I first experienced the power of narrative change. It was coming on Christmas and I had been tasked with telling the story of another 16-year old girl living with…
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Connecting and Communicating on Mental Health

By Carrie Fox After the great chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain passed away last week, his mother, Gladys Bourdain said in an interview with The New York Times that “he was absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed…
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Communicating Outside of Comfort Zones

By Carrie Fox To communicate effectively, we know that the people with whom we’re speaking—the humans at the receiving end of our messages— are just as important as the words we use. But we also realize that the human element of communicating…
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What Bias is Hiding in Your Writing?

“You can observe a lot by watching.”   Yogi Berra was right.  You can, in fact, observe a lot by watching. The baseball great, who would have turned 93 this weekend, had his fair share of Yogi-isms, but this one has always been…