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A person that is open to the world around him or her, strives to be themselves in the face of inevitable hardship, sees beyond what is to what could be, and pursues their goals with an inspiring joie de vivre.

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14 Feb Mark Schettler

Let’s rethink this phrase: “I could really use a drink.”

I mean, after talking to Mark Schettler—bartender and general manager at New Orleans' Bar Tonique, president of the New Orleans Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, and total effing babe—you’ll probably rethink everything you’ve ever thought about bars, bartenders, and imbibing, anyway. But even if we just take that simple, oft-repeated phrase and tear it apart, what are we really saying? We’re saying we need relief. We need a moment to connect. We need help rising above. We want to smile. We need a way to let go. Mark knows all of this, and he has selected this one vessel—a well-prepared, transcendent glass of something boozy—as his way of making that small daily impact, that elusive incremental change, real.
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23 Jan Carly Hopps & Samantha Belden

During his final speech as President of the United States, Obama quoted Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird, saying, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

I will be transparent: this is a story written by a liberal woman about the journey of two liberal artists. This is not an attack on any political party, nor is it meant to normalize Donald Trump or his chosen cabinet. This feature is about this question: how do we, as Americans, move forward? It’s about two young women, Carly Hopps and Samantha Belden, who, after being devastated by the results of the presidential election, decided to drive to North Dakota. They needed to act. But as they traveled, their original intent—to protest at Standing Rock—transformed, forever changing the way they view those different from themselves.
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19 Oct Ayisha Jaffer

What if you just changed everything--picked up and left--and started over? What if you did it not to run away or chase something but just to fucking do it?

That’s exactly what our babe, Ayisha Jaffer, 29, did when she took a leave from her job managing bands at Punkdafunk and moved from New York City to New Zealand. But change and movement are two things that Milwaukee native Ayisha has become, if not comfortable with (because their very nature negates that), then familiar with over her lifetime, especially in her music industry career. Ayisha has done almost every music industry job you can imagine, and it all began when she was asked to organize a battle of the bands benefit at 13 years old.
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