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Shout-out to everyone who submitted something to this month’s Community of Awesomeness post. Folks shared requests + offers for everything from international pen-pals to a YouTube web series. I’m truly blessed + thankful to be connected to so many wonderful people all around the world, and hope to do this project again in September 2018.
If you’re reading this you’re invited to participate!
Aight. Here’s how this works.
- Take a look at the lists below, and reach out to anyone you’re willing to support and/or solicit resources from. All exchanges come at zero monetary costs. If it eventually turns into a business thing, that’s for you both to discuss.
- Be kind, be honest, and don’t spam anyone.
- If you’re nervous to reach out, that’s okay. Just start your email to them with, “Hey, I heard you were requesting/offering _______ from this post“ and go from there. Then, press send.
- Everything is posted in alphabetical order by name.
- You got this. Amazing-ness happens when you do the brave thing. Reach out to someone!
Awesome Requests 📬
Alexandra is requesting career advice. firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney is requesting an academic writing buddy to commit to a few hours of writing each week, in addition to a weekly writing debrief (in person or by video conference, text, email, fax, carrier pigeon, etc). email@example.com
Erin is requesting content ideas for a YouTube series and writes: “I co-created a web series called “The Adventures of Fab Jenkins”. It’s a blaxploitation parody about a stylist that is driven to save the world from a tacky fashion empire. I launched the show in 2016 with the goal of creating additional content promoting independent fashion and beauty brands. I plan to create an inclusive, global community celebrating diverse voices within the industry. After a number of setbacks, I am committed to revamping the Fab Jenkins brand in 2018. I am requesting ideas for content. If you are an up and coming fashion designer, launched a skincare line, or are making other moves in fashion and beauty, this opportunity is for you. If you are interested in being involved in any other way, I’d love to hear from you too. To view Season One, visit the watch page.“ firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilary is requesting relationship advice. email@example.com
Jamier is requesting acting opportunities and writes: “I’m starting out in the acting business. If you know casting directors that are looking for actors or any great casting calls, please don’t hesitate to contact me.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanie is a medical student requesting advice and encouragement and writes: “I’m a non-traditional MS1 starting this August. I’m seeking current or recent medical students for advice/insight, encouragement, studying resources, and/or friendship.” email@example.com
Katie is requesting a book club to join that can help with finding good summer reads. firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisa is requesting a pen pal and writes: “I am a high school English teacher from New Jersey who loves to write. I think this is a great opportunity to create a new friendship while adding a little zest to our lives.” email@example.com
Wren is requesting a bucket list partner and writes: “I’m seeking bucket list partner pen pals for mutually supporting each other’s willingness to dream and act on those dreams.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing Free Offers 📤
Amy is offering been there, done that advice to people considering or actively pursuing graduate degrees. email@example.com
Ana is offering to proofread/edit your work (i.e. paper, thesis, presentation, short story, blog, etc.). firstname.lastname@example.org
Benedicta is offering to be your pen pal, and said, “I love meeting new people, sharing stories, laughs, and memories! I lavish in the beauty within human connections and think they are so important!” email@example.com
Betsy is a longtime professional artist and creative with an art degree offering feedback on the work of any young artists (school age through college) + offering encouragement to any young creatives who are wondering what to do with their careers/lives. Feel free to check out Betsy’s work before you reach out. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Prime is offering leadership advice, personal development advice, public speaking advice, mediation + relationship advice with co-workers, and advice on how to improve your interactions with people. email@example.com
Emily is offering a handwritten letter to any destination in the U.S.A. and will even put stickers on the envelope in true kid pen-pal style. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasmine is offering summer reading recommendations and book reviews and said, “Writing is my absolute passion. Last year I started a blog. It offers simple, easy-to-follow recipes, toddler arts and crafts and everyday stories about parenting, good and bad. I enjoy offering these blog posts because, as a stay at home mom, I understand how important it is to be able to relate to others and not feel alone through the journey.” email@example.com
Jennifer is offering encouragement. Especially for anyone experiencing panic or anxiety. firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie is offering to send out love and send up prayers for anyone who needs it. email@example.com
Lacey is offering a resume review to current students and recent graduates, and said, “In my career, I’ve hired nearly 100 interns and staff positions, and looked through many more resumes…I can and I will prioritize requests of those from low-income backgrounds, students of color, or those who are first-generation college students. Please share as an editable Google Doc. I will do my best to respond to all requests.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan is offering travel tips and recommendations for anyone visiting South East Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR), China/Hong Kong, London, New York City, and northern Florida. email@example.com
Rachael is offering coaching + mentoring and said, “I usually work with people involved in education, simply because I work in this field. However, I’m happy to coach/mentor people with other occupations. I just might need you to explain your job to me.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Sokari is offering travel advice for anyone visiting Southern Spain, Morocco, and the UK (London + the Lake District). email@example.com
If this works out for you, or if you have any feedback on this project, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.