Maggie Freleng was pushing and practicing social justice before she even knew the concept’s nomenclature. As a child growing up in Long Island, New York, Maggie championed the underdog and spurned the scourge, making sure to step between every bully and their intended target.
Years later, when Maggie left Long Island for college in Massachusetts, she found herself writing about luxuries only the fortunate could afford — travel, fine dining, and good wine. But she knew that was neither her passion nor her purpose. Thankfully, Maggie quickly shifted gears, first landing herself an opportunity at Women’s eNews, then NPR’s Latino USA — an experience that would lead to her
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