Of strangers is luminous, the way
We wish well for the man who lost
His car keys, the woman coming in
Out of the rain, the girl who missed
Her bus, the boy who stutters.
apparently just to live
just to experience life
is not an acceptable trade
Working-class Americans die younger. Here’s what your town can do about it.
Working the lonely late shift, a gas station cashier shares a silly moment with a special kind of stranger.
Activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what,” she says.
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