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This Week on Persephone: KONY 2012 and Positivity Week 11

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Check out the articles I’ve written this week for Persephone Magazine:

Examining the Effect of KONY 2012


Unless you were completely off the grid last week, you probably saw either Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video, the backlash against it, or both. While there’s a wealth of critical analysis of whether the KONY 2012 campaign is actually doing any good, there’s no doubt that it got people’s attention. So let’s examine the good, the bad, and the to-be-determined of KONY 2012.

For further reading about the background behind the child soldiers, the current state of Uganda, and Betty Bigombe, who has been doing so much within the country to broker peace, also check out Mary Anne Limoncelli’s article from last week.

Positivity Challenge Week 11: Thankfulness and Perspective


Obviously, when surrounded by people going through tough times, it’s easy to be thankful for the minor problems (or lack thereof) that you have. What really hit me this week, though, was my coworker’s reaction to everything happening. Rather than being upset or stressed or worried, she knew that she was in the best hands and couldn’t do anything to affect the outcomes at the moment. When she talked to our boss after her biopsy, she kept saying how “neat” an experience it was. I’d like to think I could take a little credit for my positive influence in the office, but in actuality, I don’t know if I would have been focusing on the neatness of the experience. That was definitely a lesson for me!

The Positivity archives can always be found here!