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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I'd like to take this opportunity to share one of the most unconventional tales of heroism. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot is one of the most fascinating non-fiction and scientific storytelling reads I had the pleasure of first encountering a few years ago. Henrietta Lacks ...

The Character of Modu

When I first moved to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2013, my first job was with a company called ModuVated. It's founder, Modu Seye was born and raised by a single mother in Senegal, Africa. Over the next 4 years, Modu became my boss, friend, mentor and confidant. His ...

Action Speaks Louder Than Words

This post isn’t honoring a specific diverse individual, it is thanking the countless diverse individuals who have helped me along the way understand just a little bit, and guided my path to playing a small part in welcoming everyone under the canopy.On a Sunday afternoon a few years ...

Dreams Do Come True

Mary Wilson was a personal inspiration to me. Not only were The Supremes the first famous people I recognized as looking like people in my family and in my neighborhood, she extended a great kindness to me. When her spectacular book came out, I had the opportunity to interview her ...