What makes you feel powerful? Rocking out to a good song while finishing your run? Killing that presentation you’ve been planning for weeks? Banging out the chores you’ve been putting off? Whatever it is, power is something that comes from within – and you don’t need to be a person of influence to have it.
This issue is packed with powerful people – from Alexis Hillyard who started an accessible YouTube cooking show, to Babs Donovan who wrote a viral Facebook post about growing up undocumented to Andrew Gurza who started a podcast to shed a bright light on sex and disability.
Power means being in charge – like planning a good death to make sure your end-of-life wishes are followed, or organizing what ethical and natural beauty buys you need for back-to-school. Whether you’re helping to organize a protest, prepping your meals for the week or giving yourself time to read these stories, you’re taking control of your situation.
In times when our political climate can be scary, we have too many tests to study for or our health isn’t what we want it to be, these little ways of feeling powerful can have a big impact on encouraging us to keep fighting in our lives. I hope this issue makes you feel stronger this fall.
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