What can we learn from Humans of New York? How can it create a greater connection in our lives? Humans of New York has always been one of my favorite blogs. It tells the true stories of individuals by drawing attention to what events shaped their path, including their struggles. All too often, we seem to be infatuated by the highlights of people in our communities through social media. Marriages, promotions, vacations; we often do not have an opportunity to know the actual struggles and successes that hold true to our friends and colleagues.

I wanted to bring this to University of Mary Washington. My Project, Humans of Mary Washington – A People Project, will be sharing this style of storytelling through examining the struggles and accomplishments of several students in hope that we can promote authentic connection through expressing our deeper selves.