Lately, I've been struggling with what I'm doing as a journalist, editor, and writer. Part of that is because publishing is an industry that will never be known for its generous salaries, but another large part is the fact that I went to school with a bunch of smart people.
A lot of those smart people are doing smart things—becoming lawyers, doctors, chemists, and engineers, working in nonprofits, being activists on the front lines of vital social causes—a whole host of what one might consider real work with measurable real world consequences.
But if there is anything I learned as an English major, it's that there is a power to language and imagery. Having the ability and the platform to tell stories—to use language and imagery—is not something I can take lightly.Read More