Monday, February 22, 2021 - 8:38pm
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On an internship application I skimmed over recently, one of the essay prompts asked me this: “Explain the importance of _____ in today’s society.” Several words immediately came to mind. Love, respect, empathy. Accessibility and accountability. Grassroots organizing. Healing. 

Then, grief.   

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:20pm
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In light of Valentine’s Day, our MiC editors asked us to each write a piece on love. I had to sit and think about what, even in all of my incredibly extensive experience and expertise, I could possibly draw from. But as I sat with myself in silly embarrassment and contemplation, I realized I would be lying if I said I hadn’t felt a tremendous amount of love this past year and even in the last few weeks. I have felt love even, and especially so, outside of any kind of romantic sense of the word.