In this series, we share stories of how alumni let their lives speak
and the unexpected twists and tales of life after Sidwell Friends. 

Listen: Lives That Speak Podcast

Logan West ’01 & Eric Singletary ’93

Ava Coleman ’11

J. Bradford DeLong ’78

Andrea Johnson Razzaghi ’78

Jon Bernthal ’95

Liz Kleinrock ’05

Sonya Clark ’85

Baratunde Thurston ’95

Kathryn Bostic

David Fischer ’90

Anand Giridharadas ’99

Dan Goldman ’94

Vidisha Dehejia Patel ’81

Natalie Randolph ’98

Kim R. Ford ’99

Mason Morfit ’93

Read: Lives That Speak Articles

Home Court Advantage
By Sacha Zimmerman

Eric Singletary ’93 and Logan West ’01 on sports as a sanctuary, culture as a philosophy, and kids as the heartbeat behind everything they do.

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Funny Girl
By Sacha Zimmerman

Ava Coleman ’11 on writing for Abbott Elementary, learning from Tina Fey, and putting aside her boy-band dreams.

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Galaxy Quest
By Sacha Zimmerman

NASA’s Andrea Johnson Razzaghi ’78 on the vastness of deep space, practicing for failure, the scariest seven minutes in engineering, and why you should always stop and smell the science.

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Power to the Students
By Sacha Zimmerman

Liz Kleinrock ’05 on creating an anti-racist classroom, tossing out standardized curricula, empowering kids, dismantling the model-minority myth, and purging capitalism-fueled grind culture.

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Wired for Sound
By Sacha Zimmerman

Musician and composer Kathryn Bostic on otherworldly downloads, cosmic dictation, musical divination, and other forms of celestial inspiration.

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America Calling
By Sacha Zimmerman

Anand Giridharadas ’99 on his big start in journalism at Horizon, his years as a foreign correspondent, the nature of hatred and forgiveness, and why reading The New York Times from cover to cover just might spark your next great idea.

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Honest Broker
By Sacha Zimmerman

Daniel Goldman ’94 on surviving COVID-19, prosecuting the Genovese crime family, defending the truth, and impeaching the president.

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By Sacha Zimmerman

As the coronavirus continues to alter the fabric of our daily lives, Vidisha Patel ’81 reminds us to practice self-care, appreciate the pause, and listen to the virtues of silence.

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Meat with Approval
By Sacha Zimmerman

Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown ’89 talks to Sidwell Friends about Charlotte’s Web, food as an energy issue, organizing ingredients outside of animals, and his abiding passion for McDonald’s.

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“Learn It. Go!”
By Sacha Zimmerman

Mason Morfit ’93 explains why his junior year at Sidwell Friends makes running a $10 billion investment firm seem so manageable.

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Sidwell Friends Alumni Magazine is published three times a year for the community. It features School news, stories, profiles, and alumni Class Notes.

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