The brief case of Juris Prudence, or how a Petworth children’s author aims to diversify the legal profession

The brief case of Juris Prudence, or how a Petworth children’s author aims to diversify the legal profession

Petworth resident Jessica Childress loved the field of law, but found it lacking in diversity. So the labor and employment attorney decided to do something about it. She put pen to paper and wrote The Briefcase of Juris P. “JP” Prudence, a children’s book featuring an eleven-year old African-American lawyer who lives in Petworth.

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Three months in: A follow up on my plan to level up my fitness

Three months in: A follow up on my plan to level up my fitness

Back in June I wrote about working with Cregory Boatwright at Level Up Fitness and my goal of getting back in shape. I figured I'd provide a follow-up on how that's going, with the idea of tempting you go back to working out if you're not. Because I feel great.

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It was time to level up on my fitness goals

It was time to level up on my fitness goals

Once upon a time I felt like I was physically fit. I used to run, was a monster on the spin bike and boxed twice a week (I was a windmill with the jump rope). Nowadays, I feel like it’s quite possible that I’m made out of barely flexible PVC pipe instead of muscle. I also have a 5 year old and my mid-40s coming up, so I decided it was time to make a change, and I wanted local help to get me back on track. So I decided to stop by Level Up Personal Fitness on Georgia Avenue...

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Petworth residents find success with sardonic JadedAid card game

Petworth residents find success with sardonic JadedAid card game

Petworth resident Wayan Vota, a fan of Cards Against Humanity, teamed up with friends Jessica Heinzelman and Teddy Ruge to create a new card game specific to their careers in international aid and development. They brainstormed on ideas and partnered with another Petworth resident, Maria Mandle, who runs CreativeCouch Designs, to create the card deck and branding. They then reached out to aid workers around the world for ideas. The result is JadedAid, a card game to save humanitarians… from themselves. Read more about JadedAid and see the HuffPost interview, after the break:

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