“being able to be around people that allow you to be powerful and knowing when a relationship is strong or toxic. I believe it is important to surround yourself with people that allow your power to shine.”
“I am originally from Chicago. I lived in DC for a few years, and I am now working on starting my career in publishing. I will be moving to New York City in a few weeks. I love reading and writing, so I want to put that together. I love living in cities, and I would never not live in a city. I like cities because I get bored easily, and I love that I can find a new thing every day. I enjoy the unique mix of people, food, and opportunities. I have found that people in cities are driven and engaged with the people and community around them. It fosters an unusual sense of self and self-confidence. I love that I can get places easily on my own.
In my free time I also enjoy helping people share their stories. I spent four years working in a writing center. I think a lot of people have cool stories and don’t always have a way to tell them. I have worked with a lot of people that do not speak English as their first language, so they often have trouble explaining their stories. I think everyone should be able to express their stories through writing.
I think being powerful means being independent. Being able to do things on your own, but being able to ask for help when you need it. Also being able to be around people that allow you to be powerful and knowing when a relationship is strong or toxic. I believe it is important to surround yourself with people that allow your power to shine. Last, education leads to being powerful. The ability to continuously learn is powerful. Not everyone has the opportunity to be educated, so taking advantage of your education is powerful.
I bought this bag a few years ago when I was starting my first adult job, an internship at a PR firm in DC. The only big bag I had at the time was a backpack, and I realized I couldn’t bring that to work. So I bought this to be my work bag. I have now had it through several jobs and internships. It represents my transition from being a student to being more professional. I have lived with my best friends for the past few years and a lot of them have used this bag for similar experiences. It is often hard for friends to share clothing or shoes because everyone is different sizes, but everyone can use this bag. It is very functional. I now have it in multiple sizes and colors! This is a great black bag that can elevate and share in the power of being a young professional.”