Everything Is Fine

A few days ago, I went into my company’s Midtown Manhattan office for a team lunch. I work most of the time remotely but enjoy switching up my schedule and connecting with my team face-to-face. ¬†However, as soon as I stepped out of Grand Central that morning, I was hugged by a thick blanket of […]

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For Our Children’s Sake

It is the early 1990s. Miss G hands the essay back to me. I smile as I look over it. There aren’t as many marks left by her red pen this time. “Well done, Danielle,” she says to me, smiling. Miss G was my English teacher, the first to discover my talent. But she never […]

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Ordinary People

Members of the National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C. to protect it in the wake of the January 6th insurrection.

On June 17, 2006, I walked through Julius K. Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. My then-husband was not with me, and I balanced my daughter on my hip as I walked. It was the first time I’d traveled abroad. I was nervous about clearing Customs but soon discovered my fears were unfounded. The […]

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