Inspire Confidence

Christina Nunez

Christina is an independent writer based near Washington, D.C. She has written for National Geographic, NPR, and other media organizations.

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October 14, 2019
Tom Szaky has a revolutionary vision to solve the world’s disposable plastics problem—but it’s not by recycling things. It’s by not creating trash in the first place.
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October 10, 2019
Captured as part of the National Geographic Photo Ark project, Joel Sartore’s striking portraits highlight Earth’s vast, colorful cast of characters.
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October 09, 2019
On July 29, 2019, millions of Ethiopians took part in a massive national tree-planting drive to help combat climate change. “Africa has what it takes to spearhead this global push,” noted the Director of UN Environment’s Africa Office.
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October 07, 2019
For hundreds of years, Lady Columbia personified our nation, symbolizing liberty, patriotism and union. That’s why photographer Francis Smith set out to visit towns, streets and waterways bearing her name, snapping away to capture poignant images of life across modern America. “I feel like this isn't just my project. This is a project that belongs to everybody," he says.
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October 04, 2019
Bringing ill and wounded veterans together for friendly competition and camaraderie, this nonprofit is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much.
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October 03, 2019
The nationally recognized BraveHearts program pairs wild mustangs with military veterans to assist in their transition back to civilian life and help curb depression and self-sabotaging behaviors.
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February 10, 2017
How can we make the world a kinder place—and if we do, will it make us happier? Jaclyn Lindsey set out to answer these and other questions when she founded, a site that offers ideas on how to be kind.
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July 22, 2016
Social posts are a heartening counterpoint to recent videos and headlines documenting violent tension across the U.S. between police and minority communities.
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July 01, 2016
Why something so seemingly small as a solar-powered refrigerator is a tall order in some parts of the world.
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June 15, 2016
A handful of creative people are challenging fellow city dwellers to look up from their phones and connect.
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May 27, 2016
Singer Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd performed a set in Chen’s hospice room—and Chen was ready with harmonies.
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May 26, 2016
Charles Linville and Chad Jukes take on climbing as a way to recover from their own war wounds and offer hope to others.
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May 24, 2016
A memorial for Nicholas Winton serves as a potent reminder of what one man’s life can mean for many others.
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January 15, 2016
Raising funds for her nonprofit was only part of the reason Neha Misra went to Tanzania.
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