What Inspired YOU to Start Giving? Featured in #WomenWhoGive Series

I’m extremely honored to be featured in Giving Tuesday’s #WomenWhoGive campaign series. which celebrates women who are making a difference in their communities. However, when I read the interview questions, I sighed heavily.

“What inspired you to start giving?”

What inspired me? How could I answer this “nicely” when this is what came to mind:

  • I see myself screaming with rage in my car driving down Soldiers Field Road in Boston.
  • I hear myself muffling my sobs in the law school library bathroom after a hypnagogic hallucination.
  • I feel the knot in my stomach when “old friends” crack joke after joke about narcolepsy at my 5-year college reunion.

I tried to be honest: “You could say, a low point in my life inspired me to start giving.”

So I’m curious, what inspired YOU to start giving back to YOUR community? Share below in the comments!

In addition, I offer some advice for others who are looking to start giving back. Read the article here. Thank you to Giving Tuesday for this incredible honor to be included among such inspiring women. Special thanks to Project Sleep board member, Ed Sweet for nominating me for this amazing opportunity to continue spreading the word about Project Sleep’s work!

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Learn more and get involved: www.givingtuesday.org

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