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Visible Hands: An Update from Jessica & Libby
Thank you for reading!
We asked the question: “Business as usual?” in January 2020 and ran with it. From our beta test last winter to our current community, thank you all for being here and listening to us week after week.
Our update: We have decided to end our weekly editions.
Don’t cry yet. We still plan to periodically send newsletters when there’s something we’re itching to unpack (i.e., a longer analysis twice a year, rather than 5-minute reads once a week). We also will keep this platform open to contributing writers who have insights to offer.
As a reader:
When we introduced this newsletter in a pre-pandemic world, we said that “Visible Hands will give you a spark every week — inspiration for your commute, fodder for water cooler conversation, or ideas for dinner table debates.” Though commutes, water coolers, and dinner parties feel like distant memories for us, we hope you will continue having these discussions.
So don’t unsubscribe if you want to stay in the loop! In fact, if you are subscribed with a student email, make sure to register with your personal email too!
As a writer:
We recognize that we have a special community here. We welcome anyone who wants to contribute in the future to reach out. DM Jessica on LinkedIn if you’re interested, since we’ll be checking this email less frequently.
We wanted to recognize everyone who made this possible. Thank you to every single reader who shared our newsletter, emailed us thoughts, joined our book club or responded to the surveys we’ve sent. Thank you to Judd Legum for being our fearless mentor during our Substack Bridge program -- your guidance was invaluable as we grew. Thank you to Naomi Baer, the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, and all of the mentors in the 2020 Venture Review for listening to our crazy dream and pushing us forward. A special shoutout for our former social media interns -- Ariana, Madhura, Deanna, and Paisia! And endless gratitude to our amazing graphic designer, Kelly Lim, for creating our logo and brand aesthetic.
We are incredibly grateful to all of the experts who shared their wisdom with us:
We couldn’t have done it without these amazing contributing writers:
This is not goodbye -- just a “see you later”!