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Huffington Post Blog: Bridging Cultures, One Person at a Time

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Huffington Post Blog: Bridging Cultures, One Person at a Time

This article was first published on the Huffington Post blog on August 11, 2016.When I read the New York Times piece on Khizr and Ghazala Khan and their exceptional family, I couldn’t help gasping at all the connections between my life and those of these unassuming people who found themselves in the media spotlight after their speech at the Democratic National Convention. The University of Virginia. Law school. Living in Germany. Fabric stores. Dubai. Lahore, Pakistan.I certainly don’t mean that I’ve lead some sort of parallel life with this family, or experienced the same things that they have, because that...

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Huffington Post Blog: #FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

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Huffington Post Blog: #FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post Blog on December 1, 2015 and on A Conscious Consumer on December 1, 2015. Main image: Workers at a sewing factory near Lahore, Pakistan. Photo credit: Haris Sagheer and Salman Alam KhanA few months back, the New York Times Sunday Review published an opinion by Emily Matchar, entitled “Sorry, Etsy. That Handmade Scarf Won’t Save the World.” Co-owners of an ethical fashion brand, my partner and I devoured the article. To be honest, we saw where Matchar was coming from — it’s hard to think buying a scarf knit by a Brooklyn mom...

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Huffington Post Blog: "I'm Tired..." and Other Startling Discoveries of a Mompreneur

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Huffington Post Blog: "I'm Tired..." and Other Startling Discoveries of a Mompreneur

This article was first published on the Huffington Post Blog on November 20, 2015. I’m tired. Really tired.That’s generally how I feel these days.There are so many articles out there about women in the workplace and the choices they have to make. A successful career or family first. How to measure success? To be honest, most of the time I’m not sure I’m meeting success in either area. This article is about what works for me.My story is typical, at least in New York. I was 32 years old, working as an associate at a law firm, when I had...

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Huffington Post Blog: Why Millennials’ Cyber Over-Sharing Is Making the World a Better Place for My Children

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Huffington Post Blog: Why Millennials’ Cyber Over-Sharing Is Making the World a Better Place for My Children

Image credit: Michael Brosterman This article by Megan Brosterman first appeared in the Huffington Post Blog on September 31, 2015. From empathy to ethical fashion and beyond. The other morning, I passed by a small juice cart on Church Street in Lower Manhattan. Brightly painted with pictures of its offerings, it said on the side in large letters: “My Story.” My first thought was, “Man. Everybody’s got a story.” My second thought was, “Well, why shouldn’t they?”I blame/credit the millennial generation* for this penchant for sharing - and sometimes for over-sharing - one’s story. This movement came into its own...

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