Humans of DC: Carpe Diem

Sydney Clarke, Douglas College student

Douglas student Sydney Clarke has a new outlook on life after recovering from a serious illness.

Humans of DC: Coaching for change

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“With my love of soccer, I’ve had many coaches who gave me that mentorship and support, so that made me want to pass that on to others, and give back.”

Humans of DC: Road to anthropology

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“Once I took my first class in Anthropology, I became enchanted by the great diversity of cultures in the world. I had literally no idea where it was going to lead me.”

Humans of DC: Twinning

Humans of DC, Humans of Douglas College, students who are twin sisters standing back-to-back and smiling at camera

“People assume that because we’re twins we have magical powers that let us tell other twins apart- we don’t.”

Humans of DC: Teaching acceptance

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“we built an LGBTQ community on campus and we even had lessons. The first lesson I got to teach I went absolutely bonkers about gender, and everyone loved it!”

Humans of DC: Fighting for a future

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“When I was 4 years old I would fight outside for money. My older brother bet on me in street fights with neighborhood kids.”

Humans of DC: Helping through involvement

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“I chose nursing because I want to make a difference in people’s lives by looking after them when they are sick.”

Humans of DC: Finding independence

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“Working as a trainer I am able to utilize my education and passion to develop new relations and opportunities for myself and others.”