It’s OK to Change Your Focus

When I was a teenager, I wanted to become a professional activist.

I interned for the National Organization for Women’s Lesbian Rights Project and thought it was the most fantastic job possible; I dreamed of organizing press conferences and lobbying legislators and fomenting social change.

Now, nearly 20 years later, my focus is marketing and branding; I spend my days thinking about how to “monetize my platform.”

Is that a natural progression or selling out? And what does it mean to have a mission in life, anyway?

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