Stories by Our Fellows

My Summer as a Fellow as Told Through Twitter

(19/19) On a completely unrelated note… LOOK AT MY CUBICLE!!!! UGH MY MIND!!!!!! I LOVE DECORATING!!!!!! @bobbyberk @QueerEye pic.twitter.com/OadTBunE7O — no, david! (@notdavidguirgis) July 30,...

Learn to Catch – Then Throw the Ball to Someone Else

“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” ― Albert Einstein I thought I knew what I was good at: speaking, social media and writing. Then, I got to Spitfire and realized that I’m not good at anything. I’m not trying to degrade myself. On the...

A Taxi Ride to Opportunity

If I were to pick a place to start, it would be the taxi ride. To be precise, it was an Uber, not a taxi, and the driver, an Egyptian man, did not stop talking for the hour-long drive. I sat in the back of the black Toyota feeling weary and anxious at what this...

What’s your Truth?

The truth is a tricky thing to conquer. Some say none of us can handle it. Others say it sets you free. My truth is that I grew up in a not-so-nice neighborhood. I had to learn at a young age that I must protect myself from both people and a system that is designed to...

Completing the Puzzle

I am four weeks into my Fellowship, and I cannot believe how much my understanding of communications has changed. I must admit, when I applied to the Karel Fellowship I was not entirely sure of what public interest communications was. However, the more time I spend...