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You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view… Until you climb inside their skin and walk around in it.

Harper Lee, To Kill A Mocking Bird


Navigating College Affordability: 7 Essential Tips To Dodge the Student Loan Trap 

Guest Writer: Cassidy Gibson-Cooper – Parenting-Central.com Image via Freepik  Setting out on your college journey is undoubtedly exhilarating, yet the looming shadow of student loans can temper that enthusiasm. Fortunately, there are a myriad of strategies available to manage college expenses without drowning in debt. In this article, Shining a Light explores seven innovative methods for pursuing…

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Leveraging Your Professional Development Plan to Reach New Career Goals

Guest writer: Gloria Martinez – WomenLed.org Image via Pexels Self-Assessment of Expertise and Skills  Everyone has career goals, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to achieve them. A professional development plan is an effective way to identify your skills and knowledge, determine the best way to reach your goals, and document your progress along…

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Would you like to be a guest writer for Shining a Light?

At Shining a Light, we believe that sharing meaningful and inspiring stories is essential for building a sense of community, empathy, compassion, and belonging. We’re constantly looking for guest writers, and we encourage individuals from all cultural and social backgrounds to share their personal experiences, insights, and stories with us.

If you have a captivating story or article that has the potential to motivate and inspire others, please reach out to us. We will carefully review your submission and select the most inspiring stories to feature on our blog, giving you the opportunity to share your message with a broader audience. Please email us at shiningalight.blog@outlook.com