At roughly 2 a.m. on September 5, music-lovers in St. Louis and beyond learned via Twitter that LouFest -- an annual home-grown festival featuring big-name acts, local bands and comedians and dozens of vendors -- would not happen this year.
Learning to see after you've been operating blindly for so long can be daunting. It is for me. And it is for many businesses, including media outlets. But we have to start thinking about the big picture if we want to build a truly more inclusive world.
I'd posted the following to LinkedIn on June 29, 2018, the day after a man with a history of harassment and right-wing extremism gunned down five reporters and employees at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. I am still stunned.