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I remember the moment he said the words: “I’m sorry. I just don’t think we have the right connection.” Waves of inadequacy and shame swept like a riptide through that Chicago alley, leaving me struggling and gasping for air in the storm of his rejection. I didn’t breathe again that night. Really, I don’t think […]
I am familiar with being told “no.” I am familiar with rejection. Usually, a few weeks after an interview, in a well-crafted email designed to make me feel better, but most recently over the phone. After delivering the bad news, the man I had been in contact with throughout the application process said, “I know […]