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A feel-good email and podcast series curated by the Texas Optimism Project. Each month features new inspiration and thought-starters around optimism in daily life.

Hi, I’m Chelsea Francis—a photographer, editor, and people-person based in Austin. A year ago, I was profiled for the Texas Optimism Project and it was a career highlight. Weaved into everything I do is this underlying thought that we can change the world through our outlook and mindset. I’m excited to be host of the Good Newsletter, and hope you join us!

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Episode 29: Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers

In “Movers & Shakers & Trailblazers,” the hosts consider how movement inspires others to pursue new activities and break down boundaries.

Episode 28: Education is a Form of Progress

For the July episode of the Good Newscast, the hosts discuss finding hope, empathy, and perspective from historically underrepresented voices.

Episode 27: Doing More vs. Doing Less

In this month’s episode of the Good Newscast, the hosts discuss optimism and productivity. Sometimes in order to do more, we need to do less.