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Feather & Flint’s Top Posts of 2017: Here’s What You Might Have Missed

Hi there! In 2017, Feather & Flint published 30 new blog posts–a total of 54,111 words! In this whirlwind of a year, I wrote about so many topics that are near and dear to my heart, and it meant the world to me to have all of you along for the journey, sharing your opinions…

On Wishing I Were Someone Else: My Struggle with Toxic Perfectionism & Self-Acceptance

Who else has been swimming in a sea of nostalgia this week thanks to your Spotify Time Capsule playlist? In case you hadn’t heard: Spotify now has the ability to predict the songs that you listened to in high school–with breathtaking accuracy. As soon as I hit ‘play’ on my personalized playlist, I was hit…

15 Must-Listen Podcasts for Those Who Love Storytelling & Learning

I’ve loved podcasts for the past decade. I remember the night that I first listened to an episode of This American Life. I was a junior in high school, and the phrases “investigative journalism” and “storytelling” meant nothing to me at that point–but I knew immediately that I was hooked. I burned through episode after episode, and…

Dear Unemployed Recent Grad: You’re Not Alone

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It was the summer of 2012 when I drove away from my college campus for the last time. I recall the sense of endlessly expanding opportunity that swelled in my chest as I looked out over the bay. I thought about how far I had come in just a few years—so far from where I…

Why I Don’t Regret Walking Away from the Career I Thought I Wanted

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If I were to let the book of my personal history fall open to the final days of 2008, you would likely find me seated at an upright piano in a closet-sized practice room deep inside of Berklee College of Music, poring over sheet music late into the night. Or, quite possibly, I was perched…

Why I Marched, in Spite of Anxiety—and What’s Next

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On Wednesday night, I texted three friends: “You’re going to a march on Saturday, right? Are you feeling anxious? How are you dealing with that?” I was sitting on my kitchen floor with a cup of chamomile tea, holding back tears and taking deep breaths. My screen lit up with incoming messages. “I know exactly how you…

Leaving a Job That’s Compromising Your Identity

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“What do you do?” It’s the first question that we ask after learning someone’s name. In modern American society, we’re defined by the job titles bestowed upon us. We spend our weekdays toiling in the pursuit of promotions and raises, and our jobs bleed into our free time in the form of late-night emails, insomnia, and Sunday night…