Staff Note | Emily Shaftel | Introducing bMag 2019

May 21, 2019

Welcome to our sixth issue of bMag! This issue is full of stories about the people and ideas powering change across our region. We hope these stories make you feel good, but they aren’t “feel good” stories. What we really want is to inspire you to dream bigger about what’s possible for yourself and your communities.
 
bMag is about spreading optimism. That doesn’t mean looking on the bright side at the expense of reality, or ignoring the very real systemic barriers in our society. It’s about choosing to see possibility and potential, and believing in the power of people to do extraordinary things, together.
 
So, as you dive into these stories, challenge yourself to think bigger about your own potential. Dream boldly about the world you want to create. Change your mind about what’s possible.

-Emily

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