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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.

Draw the Box. Then Step Outside It. by Erika Lippoldt

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...

"Embracing the Change." by Allyssa Lee

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...

"Comfortable in My Own Clothes." by Tawana Briggs

Friday February 27, 2015 PM
“I don’t feel right ascribing to culturally normative ideals for my own gender, and once I was allowed to set fire to the rain that poured down on me, I was finally able to live as myself.” – Carmen via autostraddle.com As grey as identity is, society likes us to think that ... Read more...

"Where Do We Get Ideas From?" by Hannah Park

Tuesday January 27, 2015 PM
There is, amid blood and oil, milk and honey to be found flowing in the 24-hour news cycle. Inchoate thoughts take root when reading about people who make the news, and the many forms human nature takes. These thoughts are only shaped into embodiment by the characters who live in ... Read more...

"How TV Holiday Specials Made Me a Better Writer." by Greta Heinemann

Friday December 05, 2014 PM
When the end of the calendar year comes around, I am always especially happy to live in America. Back home in Bavaria, the holiday season always seemed to be a dreadful death march of the year that I, the lonely misfit, spent alone in front of the TV, watching countless ... Read more...

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