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I Learned Empathy Through Acting

By Meg Foster In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch says, “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.” This quote is the essence of empathy—moving beyond mere sympathy and taking on […]


The Perils of Safety

By Meg Foster The word safety invokes a comfort to most. The definition itself suggests such. But to others like me, the wild ones, the word safety has never been a comfort. To us it has been a word that gets in our way, that thwarts our plans, that threatens our need to take risks. […]