All the Gold Stars: Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive by Rainesford Stauffer
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Are you genuinely ambitious, or are you caught in a cycle of constantly trying to prove yourself? Join us as we delve into the complexities of ambition with our insightful guest, Rainesford Stauffer, author of All the Gold Stars: Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive.
Join us as we examine the connections between ambition, self-worth, and identity. We navigate the treacherous waters of overwork and burnout and the thrilling possibility of redefining ambition, not as an individualistic endeavor but as a collective pursuit of meaning.
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ABOUT RAINESFORD STAUFFER
Rainesford Stauffer is a freelance writer, reporter, and Kentuckian. She’s the author of An Ordinary Age, which was named one of Esquire’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2021, and All the Gold Stars, forthcoming from Hachette in June 2023. Rainesford writes the Work in Progress column at Teen Vogue, and wrote a column at Catapult, Gold Stars. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Scalawag, Vox, DAME Magazine, ELLE, The New York Times, and other outlets. She was featured on PBS’s Brief But Spectacular in 2023. Rainesford is passionate about student journalism and youth-led writing spaces, and has helped pilot paid journalism opportunities for young people with 100 Days in Appalachia and the Kentucky Student Voice Team, where she’s currently supporting youth-led writing on issues related to education justice throughout the state. She’s also a mentor with The Zenith Cooperative. Rainesford is a 2022-2023 Rosalynn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, focusing on youth mental health in the South.
Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle