Freelancing is the roller coaster everyone said it would be

When people refer to something as a roller coaster of emotion, I assume they mean the three and a half hours of feeling like you’re going to die waiting in line for the ride, followed by 45 seconds of pure adrenaline, just to get off the platform and do it all again. Maybe it would…

Quitting a job in a ‘never-give-up’ culture

“Oh hey, you’re officially jobless now, right? Congratulations!” said a friend on Saturday, two days after my last day at my first company, after four years. I’ve been offered a lot of congratulations since I quit my job, both from those who knew I was unhappy and those oblivious. “Thanks,” I say, unsure of how…

Stereotypes and the slaughter of innocent black men

Yesterday I wrote a piece for my Millennial Mind column about stereotypes. It got a lot of attention, despite rightfully being overpowered by the coverage and reactions to this week’s latest police killings of innocent black men. The merciless, hateful killings have left me, like many others, completely at a loss about how to respond….