Maxie McCoy

How to keep going.

“Let everything happen to you; Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final” ― Rainer Maria Rilke About this. What no one tells you about ‘just keep going’ is that the going might mean so much turmoil. The going might mean sadness that feels like it’s going to swallow you whole. That the going might mean being unable...
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Does it all feel irrelevant now?

Is my work totally irrelevant? I contemplated all of this and then some while still in bed. It was noon on a Friday. So there’s that. I was taking a “mental health day” a few months ago and decided to scroll through my camera roll from the last few years. This was an attempt to finish a spreadsheet that documented...
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Ways to show up for Black friends right now

A few days ago, I watched my friend and mentor Latham Thomas challenge her white community over Instagram live to show up in real life for our Black friends – not just in blacked out email newsletters and instagram squares, but in our daily actions. I’ve been sitting with her thoughts, her urges to action, and her wisdom this week (please follow her work, it’s...
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