Your Truth: Conquering the world on wheels
Sep10

Your Truth: Conquering the world on wheels

Chelsie Hill is living a life much different than the one she had envisioned for herself as a teenager.  As a high schooler, she didn’t imagine she would have written a book, started a nonprofit, starred in a reality show or danced in Kelly Clarkson’s music video by the age of 23. She also didn’t imagine she’d accomplish all of it in a wheelchair. In February 2010, a 17-year-old Chelsie took a ride home from a party with friends –...

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The Job Search – 1 Year Update
Jul21

The Job Search – 1 Year Update

About a year ago, I wrote my first article for The Grown Up Truth about the realities of job searching. (Quick synopsis in case you missed it: it sucks.) I come to you now, almost a year of full-time employment under my belt, with a few reflections. In no way am I an expert on the job search or how to get hired, but these are a few lessons learned by a formerly unemployed believer. Know what it is you’re looking for. For many of us,...

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Your Truth: An Alzheimer’s Story
Jun16

Your Truth: An Alzheimer’s Story

** Editor’s Note: Allison’s grandmother, Xanthula Tripolitis, passed away after her long battle with Alzheimer’s before this story was able to be published. Allison shares her story of the final days she shared with her grandmother, or yiayia in Greek, with the Grown Up Truth to shed light on a disease many young people don’t consider. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, the Alzheimer’s Association...

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My Truth with Depression
Mar31

My Truth with Depression

**Editor’s Note** For months, Samantha Green has been passionately raising money for her participation in The Overnight, an 18-mile walk where participants walk through the night in an effort to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. In the University of Missouri Law School building, where she is a current student, you will regularly find her behind a table set up with resources and opportunities for support. Samantha...

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A Farmer’s Story
Jan29

A Farmer’s Story

A few flowers on the windowsill planter changed Alex Browning’s life. What began as a few plants outside her apartment window in El Paso grew into leaving her life behind for the unknown. Like so many, Alex had no idea what she wanted to do upon college graduation. She saw two choices: move to New York City and try her hand at being a miserable and lonely journalist or she could move with her boyfriend to El Paso, where he was going...

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