Who am i? — the bio
When I was young, I was told I have the spirit of a wolf, but now I’ve got a mane like a lion, so either one is probably fine.
I’m also a teacher, a blogger, a sci-fi writer, and a social change activist, and I strive to be a changemaker, too -- whether it’s through little projects, like a weekly crafts table for kids, or bigger and bolder endeavors, like taking part in a nationwide push for racial equality.
I’m not in it for fame or fortune. I’m all about the smiles, our most underrated currency. There’s beauty in the little things, and I’ve learned even our smallest actions -- an encouraging word, a helping hand, an ear to listen -- can have profound impacts.
The world is a weird place though, and sometimes, I come up bankrupt on the smiles, but I try my best, and I’m always trying to be better. I’m fully invested, and honestly, the interest rates are outstanding.
I’ve always wanted to help people, so I started my career in emergency medicine, then moved to a rat research laboratory, and then to the Kindergarten classroom (all of which had some striking similarities). I’ve since settled comfortably into non-profit, and as a volunteer for Yahel Israel, every single day is special.
Sometimes, I’m at the youth music center, snapping pics for our Instagram, and finishing studio projects with my young musicians. Other days, I'm tutoring English, or making paper towel roll bunnies with kids from the block.
Volunteer work can be hard. It can be frustrating. But, at the end of the day, the smiles are what make it all worth it.
Maybe I’m a wolf, or maybe I’m a lion, or maybe I’m just Ethan. Whatever I am, I’m cool with it, because I love what I do. I’m going to keep on doing it. And, I plan to do big things in the future.
Follow me on Instagram @ethan.hunter.harrington to get an inside glimpse of my work. You can also subscribe to my email list for updates on articles, blogs, and creative writing releases.
Finally, I’d like to give a sincere thanks to my family, friends, and everyone who’s helped me get where I am today. I can’t do it without your support!