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Here’s what happens when you try to build a business during a pandemic

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Aug 7 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T READ THE FINE PRINT (WATCH THE VIDEO AS I EXPLAIN) [videopress rRjdxG31] Follow Lauren Here -- To whoever is reading this (it was supposed to be to Mercedez-Benz), Since I was a little girl, I’ve had this optimistic belief that I would change the world. After ten years of working as a television Full Story

Here is how my dream went from my heart to my imagination

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Jul 3 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- In 2015, I wrote a book that I never published called How My Truth Became My Power. The book was a collection of open letters, all written to different aspects of myself (i.e. Dear Ms. Ambitious, Dear Ms. Brokenhearted etc.). I came across the last letter in the book the other day and I couldn't believe how much it set the stage for The Full Story

Why Freedom Day is another reminder to keep fighting

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Jun 19 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- To anyone who cares to listen, On this day, 155 years ago, June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger went to Galveston, Texas, and told slaves that the U.S. abolished slavery. While it has yet to be recognized as a national holiday, many know today as Juneteenth or Freedom Day. However, when slavery ended, racism and inequality Full Story

As a white woman with a heavy heart, this is my advice

By: Lauren Brill
Date: May 30 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- Dear white Americans, In this moment in history, how do you feel about racism in our country?  I am overwhelmed with sadness, anger, hurt and frustration. [caption id="attachment_5491" align="alignright" width="239"] George Floyd died in Minneapolis after a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck.[/caption] Black men are Full Story

What my grandpa taught me about courage in a crisis

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Apr 3 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- To those who don't know what to do during the coronavirus crisis,  Growing up, I learned at a young age what it meant to be courageous during a crisis. That’s because my Grandpa Herby showed me.  Now, with more than 200,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with a potentially fatal virus, COVID-19, and more than 5,000 confirmed deaths, Full Story

To Billie Jean King – This is the message I got from your mission

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Mar 31 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- Dear Ms. Billie Jean King, The first time we met, I was in my early twenties. I attended a book signing event on the Upper West Side in New York for Pressure is a Privilege, a book you authored and I read. I must have been the youngest person there by several decades. Even so, when I said hello to you, my voice cracked and tears dripped Full Story

Here is what I learned while being alone

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Mar 25 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]-- To those in quarantine It's been almost two weeks since I began quarantining. Heading into this madness, I had life completely under control. My new business was growing. I was loving living near the beach. Plans were all set for a trip to New York, where I would see my parents and talk to nine high schools and colleges about my story and Full Story

From fears to facts, here is why the coronavirus is causing confusion

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Mar 11 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]To those who have coronavirus confusion,   Like many, I am scared and decided to follow suit, adjusting my life plans accordingly. Packed and ready to go, I canceled my trip to New York, where I was supposed to speak to nearly a dozen high schools and colleges about how I found my strength.   It was an opportunity I was looking forward Full Story

Mom, this is how your beauty made you blind

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Feb 25 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text]Dear Mom, You were born with a blessing. I very well believe you might be the most stunning woman ever to walk the planet. And no, I am not biased. When I was growing up everywhere we went, heads would turn, comments were made and people in general always took notice of your presence. You tried to downplay all the attention. However, your Full Story

What my next love should know about my last love

By: Lauren Brill
Date: Feb 11 2020
[vc_row rtl_reverse="yes" css=".vc_custom_1561137197911{padding-top: 30px !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" offset="vc_col-md-9"][vc_column_text] To my next love, I don't know who you are or if we have met yet or when we will decide to be together, but I do know my ex-boyfriend Brian wanted me to be with you. As my future love, you normally wouldn't want to hear about my last boyfriend. In this case, you should not only want to know about him, but you should also be grateful to Full Story