For many students, high school and college are years for experimentation. For this Memory Byte, a young woman talks to us about her lack of memory—the blackout, and night she could have lost her life.
ASR has a policy to always name sources, except in cases where sources may face legal jeopardy or loss of livelihood. The young woman who told this story did not want to be named, for fear of losing her chance to go to medical school. We decided to honor our source’s decision to only speak “off the record”, because her story is relevant and familiar to so many young high school and college students today.
This piece was reported & produced by Leah Johnson, edited by Lauren Glapa, with final production assistance from Jacqui Doyle.
It took having a nightmare to ask myself “when did I stop dreaming?”.
I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (via the-story-tellr)
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Dear Kamala Harris,
Don’t listen to the critics who think what President Obama said was sexist.
You truly are the best looking attorney general in the business. I state as much objectivity as I can.
A fellow woman of color.
— (via theunsungstoryteller)
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” -Ani DiFranco