The Diversity blog brings you personal content in the voices of our talented contributors who share how they are making an impact within their community, at our company and in the world.
Tuesday October 27, 2015 AM
My seventh grade science teacher had a poster on her desk that declared, "The only stupid question is the one not asked." The junior high cynic in me would roll her eyes every time she passed that poster. Because there were stupid questions, in my opinion. Questions that showed you ... Read more...
Tuesday September 29, 2015 AM
So, there’s this voice. It tells you to forget everything you’re doing. Says the advertising career you’ve spent years working towards isn’t right. Start your life over. Become a writer. “You’re crazy,” you tell this intrepid voice. The voice that stalks you in the middle of the night, forcing you ... Read more...
Monday August 10, 2015 PM
“What are you?
Some kind of Middle Eastern?
…or just a really tan white girl?”
While I have always been amused by my natural ability to confuse others with my ethnicity, racial ambiguity has sparked many questions in my life. As a half-Irish, half-Pakistani first generation American I often ask myself the same ... Read more...
Tuesday June 02, 2015 PM
The human brain is exceptionally adept at detecting patterns, and forming expectations based on those patterns. In fact, it’s one of the things that sets us apart from many lower life forms. It’s also largely the process through which we learn. As the saying goes: practice makes perfect.
But an overreliance ... Read more...
Wednesday April 08, 2015 PM
I've never been an early adopter. Despite making it a point to show up on time to appointments, my risk aversion tendencies made me late to everything else. I insisted people call me long after everyone had embraced texting. Caught up with The Good Wife in her third season. And ... Read more...