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Writing, Journaling, and Humanities+

Writing and journaling increase motivation and reduces stress. Host Andrea Smith and reporter Jack Pawlakos discuss the benefits of getting thoughts on the page. Andrea then interviews brother/sister founders of Humanities+, Ryan and Sidney Suh who have created an online journal that releases seasonal issues on a quarterly basis. The + symbol represents the foundational goal, which is to foster constructive discussions that transcend the traditional divides between the Humanities and STEM fields. Humanities+ serves as a destination for readers seeking integrity, quality, and global perspectives. The chapter, The Gift of Writing penned by author by Daniel M. Wong from Cynthia’ Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World ignites the reasoning that writing is an escape that heals the spirit and provides solace in the most unexpected ways.

Bio: Ryan and Sidney Suh

Ryan and Sidney Suh are the Founders and Editors-in-Chief of the Humanities+ Journal. Ryan is currently a senior at Cate School, where he is the Senior Columnist for the school newspaper, El Batidor, and a class representative for the student body government. He is also a published writer and enjoys playing squash in his free time. Sidney is currently a junior at Cate School. Outside of the classroom, she is the founder and leader of an international science fiction and historical fiction book club. In her spare time, she loves to play the euphonium and conduct interdisciplinary university-level research. To find more information, you can visit or find Humanities+ on LinkedIn at

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