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dorian.wanzer Dorian Wanzer


Dorian is a service-oriented millennial who is passionate about community engagement, health equity, writing and social justice. She lives and works in Washington, D.C. In addition to her nine-to-five, Dorian is an active program volunteer for the National Museum of African American History & Culture, a blogger and a Career Contessa Mentor.

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Millennials Are Rockin’ The “New New,” It Just Ain’t From A Department Store

The retail industry has changed in large part because of the consumer patterns of millennials. A recent article in Forbes shared that more than a dozen major department stores, including J.C. Penney and Macy’s, are closing hundreds of locations.Just as millennials live in the moment, we also shop in the moment. Even though we are said to possess rapid spending habits, it...

Speaking To Those Who Grieve

But don't let my glad expressionGive you the wrong impressionReally I'm sad, oh I'm sadder than sadYou're gone and I'm hurting so bad—Smokey RobinsonWithin my social circles, I personally know two other millennial women who have dealt with the loss of a romantic partner. I feel alienated because a large majority of my peers have no idea what I'm going...

Jack And Jill Taught Me That Blackness Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

I’ve heard folks describe Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated as “a club for bourgeois black kids with rich parents,” but that sounds like one of Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts. In reality, Jack and Jill is a community that extends black families and friendship, raises funds for charitable causes, encourages cultural understanding and develops leaders....