Send Silence Packing: Two Weeks In

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Send Silence Packing Seton HallYesterday, a good friend told me she finds me brave for taking a job that has me constantly on the road.

I have felt alternately excited, anxious, at peace, and at my wits end these past two weeks of Sending Silence Packing. A new job; a new full-time coworker and travel partner; new avenues and audiences for talking about my health and my personal challenges; I knew joining Active Minds as a Roadtrip Staffer offered fresh challenges.

But me, brave? Who is she kidding? I know true bravery. I see it daily in this friend, who shares her own challenges with me. I see bravery in students I’ve met these past two weeks, opening up to their classmates in hopes their classmates will, in turn, find their own spaces in which to be vulnerable.

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Meet Mimi, Our New Send Silence Packing Road Staffer

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35014_4955083119225_2087356715_nHello from the newest member of the Active Minds team! I always find myself stuck on ”tell me a bit about yourself”, so let me start with a few facts.
Age: 24. Hometown: Ithaca, New York. Pronouns: She/Her. Horoscope: Aries.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Franklin University, Switzerland, where we spoke English and the occasional Italian, traveled the continent, and, yes, consumed a good amount of Swiss cheese.

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