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How We Show Up: Building Community in These Fractured Times

by Mia Birdsong Author

In a society that is deeply proliferated between professionalism, family, and individuality, many people are left wondering how they fit into the concept of community. The American Dream paints everyone as either a winner or a loser, and doesn't include critically important values of wellness, health, and community. Activist and writer Mia Birdsong reflects on her experience and expertise coaching some of America's most successful professionals, and how their disconnect from their neighbors and community exemplifies a crack in our collective identity. As Birdsongs utilizes research, lived experience, and interviews to reevaluate what constitutes "the good life," she presents our need for belonging and interconnectedness as necessary to incorporate into our sense of purpose.