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Why I’m in the South

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder​I thought the band was going to kick me off stage. I was fucking up. A lot. I am currently in…

This is the Real Me

By Fayette Fox, ​Jaunty’s writer Smart and bubbly, Shar Rauch was in a real funk at the beginning of the year. She’d been unjustly laid…

Taste the rainbow

Eric with his nephew By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder​​What lesson would you tell your younger self? I had my birthday earlier this month and while…

Overcoming Abuse

Abigail finds her voice (at NBC store in NYC) By Abigail C.I., Jaunty grad I’ve been in this adulting thing for a few years now…

The secret to changing someone’s mind

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder​Our tribal instincts kick in, and our emotional brains light up on fire when someone else refutes our core beliefs. Here’s…

We need each other to do great things

By Fayette Fox, ​Jaunty’s writer Elizabeth Cooper is Jaunty’s incredibly talented Community Manager. She grew up in Japan and Brazil where she learned to connect with…

Ask Yourself

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder Are you where you’re supposed to be? What are you supposed to be doing? Stop. We’re about halfway through the…

(Not) Too Young to be my Friend

Fayette Fox enjoying the woods By Fayette Fox, Jaunty’s Writer I can be a bit agist. When people are a lot younger than me, I…

Watch out for the Should Monkey

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder “Vanity, definitely my favorite sin.” My favorite line in the movie The Devil’s Advocate was said by the devil himself, played by…

Taking off the Blindfold

Josh, social dynamo By Josh Kohansamad, Jaunty grad I strode into the interview room with poise and intention. My eyes were fixed, soft, and warm…

How friendly is your city?

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder Imagine you’re walking down a busy, city sidewalk. Someone who happens to be walking your way, looks at you and…

What’s so funny?

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder Kurt Cobain sang, “I wish I was like you, easily amused” in the song “All Apologies”. That line always had…

Escape from this room

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder Ever have nightmares where you’re on stage in a play and don’t know your lines? A well-rehearsed play or a…

Be the Spotlight of the Night

Solomon “Nothing held back” By Fayette Fox, Jaunty’s Writer “I’m an immigrant,” says Solomon Joseph, a hospital assistant with a startup dream. He came to…

I wrote a song

Eric with his guitar By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder​“I’m too busy.” “I don’t have time for that anymore.”​“I love [ insert activity / hobby /…

“Loner Guy” No Longer Alone 

Issam in San Francisco By Fayette Fox, Jaunty’s Writer “I started drifting away from people,” says Jaunty graduate, Issam. Eight years ago, fresh out of…

Don’t Drop the Ball

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder Everyone has ups and downs. The best of the best, whoever that means to you, do too. Here at Jaunty,…

​Beyond Small Talk

Varun with a paddleboat By Fayette Fox, Jaunty’s Writer Small talk always came easily to Varun Kaushik, who recently graduated from Jaunty’s six-week course. “I dabble…
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