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Learning to Fight Pretty: An interview with Fighting Pretty founder, Kara Skaflestad

  Editor’s note: Meet Kara – a quarterlette with a truly inspiring story. At age 26, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Five years later, she is healthy, happy, and running her…

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READ for Change

Ten years ago, a trip to Nepal changed the course of my life and career. After a decade working as an attorney and legal recruiter, I traveled to Asia as a volunteer…

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Giving Good with GoodyBags

Quarterlette: Tell us about yourselves – education, your career backgrounds before starting GoodyBags? Rena: I got my BS from Cornell University and my Master of Social Work from Yeshiva.  I ended up…

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Want to Make a Difference? Be a Little Selfish (and a lot Smart)

On a summer evening a few years ago, I was approached by a sidewalk crusader for one of those charities that sponsors underprivileged kids in faraway countries. I stopped and listened politely…

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What if?

Frank had sent all of us an Evite save-the-date over a year ago to mark our calendars for when he’d be running the Boston Marathon.  There was no question in my mind…

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Qlette Stands Up to Cancer

    I was so thrilled to be able to attend and cover the Stand Up to Cancer telecast for Quarterlette a last month. To me, there’s nothing more inspiring than a…

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Support the Person. Defeat the Cancer.

Having lost my grandmother to cancer, I have always been interested in fundraising events for medical and scientific research. However, it wasn’t until my first Cancer Support Community (“CSC”) Young Leadership Council…

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The Kicking Cancer Foundation

During a period of immense change and uncertainty – new job, new apartment, newly single – Jen Scullin decided to invest her time, energy and passion into something bigger than herself: she…

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Standing Up (to Cancer)!

Many years ago, in our early twenties, Rachel and I lucked out with the opportunity to attend Condé Nast’s Fashion Rocks concert – a huge celebrity-packed event over at Radio City Music…

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The Biggest Closet in Manhattan

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Penn Plaza, there is an elevator (one of twelve) that takes you to the biggest closet in Manhattan. In a city renowned for its shoe-box-sized…

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Emily’s Entourage

Welcome to the Give section of Quarterlette.  Within this category, we will be highlighting inspiring people and noteworthy organizations that are doing great things and positively impacting one or more quarter-life women….