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Healthcare Everyone In Insurance Companies Out

Patricia Jackson. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Medium. "I have some of the best healthcare currently available because a union’s collective bargaining agreement guaranteed a defined benefit pension plan including health insurance. Defined benefit…
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Fake it ’til you make it: living as a fraud

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium.  "As a Hispanic immigrant, I quickly learned that I needed to work twice as hard to show I was half as good. However, no matter how…
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Autistic youths breaking years of silence

Amy Burnham Greiner , 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "Experiencing a child spelling for the first time can be an emotional discovery for parents. Nikki Grubbs’ 11-year-old son Aulton attended his first RPM…
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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "Women throughout history have led revolutions. On February 28, 1917, women demanding bread for their children marched in the streets  ..."
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Rising our Voices

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "Taunts and threats cannot silence our voices. From the moment he leaves Trump Tower to his arrival in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration ..."
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Wishing for a better year

Liz Baker, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "2016 has been labeled as “the worst year ever,” “cataclysmic,” and “cursed.” Over the past week newspapers, TV shows, and blogs have published  ..."
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Our Voices Matter and Not Just on Reality TV

Michelle Pitot, 2016-2017 Fellow. The piece was first published in Medium. "Another season of “The Voice” has come to an end, with a finish that surprised many loyal viewers when Sundance Head beat out Billy Gilman…
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Visionary Anger

Judith McDaniel, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "I first heard Adrienne Rich use the phrase “visionary anger” in the mid 1970s at a reading she gave in Boston. She may have just…
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My college classes on the day after

Judith McDaniel, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in Medium. "Donald Trump rocked my world by becoming the president elect, but on the day after, I had to go teach class. I have two classes…
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How My Son’s Charter School Experience Made Me Rethink My Work-Harder Ethic

Tricia Serio, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by Medium. "At its convention, the Democratic Party revised its platform on K-12 education, reaffirming parent choice in educational options supported by public funds. But in making…
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