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  • I wonder
    how people bled,
    shed tears,
    overcame fears,
    tried til they died
    for rights we must not
  • My cover is a photo of a collage made and titled by my friend Christina Chaise. She exemplifies what it means to not only advocate for, but to activate change. As former elected student leaders at Hunter College of The City University of New York, she charged me to become aware about issues facing the students we represented. Her activism and research on higher education and social inequalities left an impression on me. I became receptive to grassroots movements, interested in human rights, and sensitive to the plight of so many today. Furthermore, I found clarity to my contemplation: I realized that in the heart of the work of change-makers striving and struggling for a better world, there lies immense courage, hope, and beauty.
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