Choose Empathy over Anger

Writer, Sarah Maria Griffin, talks about her work and how important empathy is in public discourse on social media.

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Sarah Maria Griffin is a writer from Dublin. While living in San Francisco between 2012 - 2015, she wrote the non-fiction book, Not Lost, which was published by New Island in 2013. Her essays can be read on The Rumpus, The Irish Times, Midnight Breakfast amongst many other places. Her first novel, Spare & Found Parts, will be released by Greenwillow (Harper Collins) in October this year.

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The internet is still the wild west; The final frontier of information and experience. Clicks and shares are the only metrics we have and, in many ways, have become a currency of disaster and a currency of pain. — Sarah Maria Griffin

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