I’ve been in D.C. for 13 months now and by now I thought I’d be cynical. Like the unfortunate seasonal turn to snow and slush that I can smell coming, I expected to stop feeling hopeful for a new world through constant exposure to the process of doing the work of politics.
That hasn’t happened. [...]
On my default setting, I dress like this:
Credit: Katy Dickinson. Includes: Daniel Dickinson, Jessica Dickinson Goodman, Matthew Holmes
And do things like this:
Credit: Katy Dickinson. Me jumping into a creek in Elkmont, TN.
Most of the people I hang out with also default to dressing like this:
Our world was full of opportunity and opaque hope a 13 months ago. We’d been graduated for 2 weeks, some of us had jobs, some of us had internships, some of us had downcast eyes as we couch-surfed until our finances and practically finally drove us home.
Reading graduation speeches that have flowed around us [...]