spotlight series: an interview with scribbles by nicole, semi-anonymous illustrator/cartoonist

I've written pretty extensively on this idea that I have a primal need to be creative, and if I'm not, I feel a little lost.  It's in the foundation of my being.  As I write this, I've got two other pieces open on my computer and a list of projects I would like to start … Continue reading spotlight series: an interview with scribbles by nicole, semi-anonymous illustrator/cartoonist

mental illness in the workplace: an open letter to my unprofessional boss

*Editor's Note: For confidentiality purposes, the author of this piece has asked to remain anonymous. According to research, about 18.2% of people in the United States suffer from mental illness. That being said, approximately 92% of people in the United States are employed, making it safe to assume that a huge portion of those 18.2% … Continue reading mental illness in the workplace: an open letter to my unprofessional boss

post-grad problems: my paycheck doesn’t match my passion

We sat there slumped, wallowing in defeat, sitting in our usual red chairs at our usual Starbucks. These chairs had supported us through 5 years of studying, resume writing, and interview preparation. We are lucky, Shannon and I. We graduated and found jobs in our fields almost immediately. Slowly, but surely, we were successfully on … Continue reading post-grad problems: my paycheck doesn’t match my passion