How We Can Learn From America’s Immigration History

In the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrants flooded the United States, fleeing poverty, political disenfranchisement, and social oppression in their homeland. What happened to these refugees? When they arrived, they were mocked for their language (most of them spoke Gaelic rather than English). They took high-risk, low-skill jobs for whatever pay they could--and … Continue reading How We Can Learn From America’s Immigration History

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Guest Post on The Change Blog

I wrote a guest post over on The Change Blog! Go check it out to learn more about how I began to learn more about my personality type and started on the path to become a Badass Introvert.

The One Thing Introverts Need to Remember

You’ve found your people. Introverts. The Internet Is Full of Us Socializing on our terms. Avoiding crowds and awkward small talk. Sharing our interests and hopes and fears as easily as politicians deflect questions. American society is very much an extroverted one. Children do group projects in school. Adults have to demonstrate “teamwork” or their … Continue reading The One Thing Introverts Need to Remember

Weird History, Part Eight: Stories From Wampanoag Culture That You Can Share at Thanksgiving

  Ah, November, that precious time of year when people post annoying Facebook statuses, Americans pretend to enjoy turkey, and US schoolchildren learn about the first Thanksgiving. Most American kids do learn that it was the Wampanoag tribe that the Pilgrims met after disembarking the Mayflower, but we don’t learn (or at least remember) much more … Continue reading Weird History, Part Eight: Stories From Wampanoag Culture That You Can Share at Thanksgiving

Signs That You Are (or Are Not) an Introvert (or Extrovert)

More people have come to understand and appreciate introversion in recent years, largely thanks to the Internet. After all, the World Wide Web is the ultimate platform for introverts to find their voices and demonstrate their talents. But still, misconceptions persist. Sometimes I meet people who insist they are not introverts because they are outgoing … Continue reading Signs That You Are (or Are Not) an Introvert (or Extrovert)

10 Running Tips for Beginners (That I Learned the Hard Way)

The Avengers changed my life. I enjoy action movies — I consider Die Hard a Christmas classic — but I was hardly a fan of superhero movies before Marvel’s The Avengers. (I grew up in the early 2000s, when most comic-book movies sucked.) After I saw The Avengers, I wanted to be one of them. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/0*gbNrR5q__B_GtxHi.jpg I knew I … Continue reading 10 Running Tips for Beginners (That I Learned the Hard Way)

Three Reasons Even Introverts Shouldn’t Overlook Small Talk

Something that introverts often bond over is a dislike of small talk: the chit-chat that people make with acquaintances, or to keep the atmosphere light and casual. We hate it because it seems artificial and shallow. It doesn’t get to the nitty-gritty of life or the heart and soul of a person. It’s boring (how much … Continue reading Three Reasons Even Introverts Shouldn’t Overlook Small Talk