Millions of people are quitting their jobs and employers are dying to know why.

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I saw the hashtag #GreatResignation on LinkedIn today. Someone announced their resignation from a popular tech company and claimed themselves a part of this movement.

I never thought about the movement much. I’ve been in the throes of new motherhood and building a business, so when I paused to think…


After a year of freelancing, I’ve found women are more understanding, trust my experience, and are overall easier to work with.

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I thought it was leadership that I had a problem with.

I thought I just hated being led. That I was meant to be unbound and free from leaders and their damn charismatic, hollow personalities.

Turns out, it was just that men kind of suck at leadership. Or more accurately…


As a white woman from a Blue State suburb, I know white supremacy isn’t unique to the Red States alone.

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The past few Mondays, as the weather is changing from oppressively hot to just kind of hot, I take my daughter for a walk in our little neighborhood in South Austin.

Mondays are different because instead of listening to Brené Brown interview amazing people on her podcast, I listen to…


She’s just living her life and using her voice.

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I’m salty today. I just openly wrote about the frustration I have with my neighbor. Maybe it’s the nagging back pain. Or the one million toys I am not picking up right now in my living room. Or the laundry sitting in the dryer like an asshole.

Whatever it is…


How do you help someone who doesn’t want it?

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My husband and I aren’t really neighborly.

He’s an introvert and I’m only extroverted once an introduction has been made. We’re not the kind of people who move into a home knock on our neighbor's door and introduce ourselves. No. …


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Hello! I’m Mindy. The editor of Cultivate.

If you’re following this publication and scratching your head thinking when the heck did I follow this pub? No, you’re not crazy. What was once called The Audacity Project, is now Cultivate. Welcome!

A little bit of context without (hopefully) being boring…

When…


Introducing Cultivate, a new publication, and its monthly essay contest.

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Hello! I’m Mindy. The editor of Cultivate.

If you’re following this publication and scratching your head thinking when the heck did I follow this pub? No, you’re not crazy. What was once called The Audacity Project, is now Cultivate. Welcome!

A little bit of context without (hopefully) being boring…

When…


Can I stop worrying now?

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I have a deadline for a client due today. It reminded me to never promise something will be done by the end of day Monday. Mondays are for checking emails and contemplating work and daughter’s first birthdays.

But this particular Monday it's hard to focus. She’s a whole-year-old today and…


Texas’ new abortion ban is an affront to our girls’ future.

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At least we have money.

That was my first thought when Texas passed the abhorrent SB8 stripping women of their right to choose to continue a pregnancy.

I was numb. I am numb. At least we have money.

Since Texas’ special session that virtually banned abortion, I’ve been unable to…


I’m tired of being praised for doing it all.

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I thought working and being a mom were synchronous. My mom worked. My mom’s mom work. My dad’s mom worked. So it was only natural that I, too, would juggle motherhood with my professional life.

Prior to deciding what a tiny human would eat three times a day, I loved…

Mindy Morgan Avitia

Content strategist writing about social justice, parenting, marketing, and the intersection of them all. mindymorganavitia.com

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