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I took a risk when I resigned from my job to became an unpaid organizer with Sunrise Movement Dallas. You see, when I had to wait to drink water on hot summer days in India as a child, I learned that environmental issues affect our every...

I took a risk whenI came out as a gay man to my family and to my friends. I realized the amount of confusion that this caused to others, although I have always been certain about my natural sexuality from early age. I realized that the...

II took a risk whencontinuing my story already told under "I was raised to believe." I revel in my own diversity upon the discovery of a strong Jewish heritage thanks to a family rumor, Ancestry.com and DNA, and the brilliant German genealogist, Ute Brandenburg.My grandmother, Jane A. Meckes...

I took a risk whenmy survival necessitated looking at early childhood traumatic abuse that had permeated all of my life for decades. As a three-time suicide attempt survivor, the disassociation that saved me at age four interfered with living now. With the help of a compassionate...

I took a risk whenI left all the toxic parts of my life and started anew. Some people would say that would be an easy choice, it wasn't. Even though my past was toxic, it was comfortable. It was what I was used to for so...

I took a risk whenafter 15 years of nursing I went back to college, obtained a BA in English and went on to law school. My plan was to become a risk manager for a hospital or maybe medical malpractice defense. I was well on my...

I took a risk whenI reported illegal and unethical issues with fellow educators in a public school. I lost my job, home and ultimately career in education, while the administrators and school board chose to keep those who were preaching, cheating and lying. I attempted to...

I took a risk whenI began this venture as a child. It was that of teaching and entertaining others with my first telescope, and my award winning artwork. This led one day into teaching in the University, traveling across the nation and overseas. I would like...

I took a risk when I left my secure job, home, friends and family to work on board a cruise ship in Europe for five months as a Passenger Logistics Coordinator. There were so many unknowns...the company's first season to these destinations, how a crew of...

I took a risk whenI chose to marry my now ex-husband and move to Guam instead of waiting until after finishing my Senior Year of College. I came back to finish my degree but derailed my career.

I took a risk whenI agreed to testify against my former employer in front of the Conduct Board. I was not the only woman who was subjected to sexual harassment in the office. I stood up to tell my humiliating truth because it was the right...

I took a risk whenquit my job to trade futures on my own with no safety net.