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You Can’t Force Yourself to Feel Hopeful

Offering hope feels like another burden during an already heavy time

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Photo: LeoPatrizi/Getty Images

As a self-professed optimistic realist, the coronavirus has me in a bit of a conundrum. Most days, I skew toward optimism but not in an overly saccharine way. Yes, my glass is half full. But like every other person in the world, I’m inundated daily with updates on the number of…

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Simone Keelah Brathwaite

Simone Keelah Brathwaite

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