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How I Got Radicalized

Being a Child Prodigy Didn’t Mean I Could Succeed in This Economy

My extracurriculars, summer camps, and internships were never going to get me a magazine cover — or a satisfying job

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Photo illustration: Taylor Le/Medium

Welcome to How I Got Radicalized, a series from GEN that tells the story of a cultural moment that

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Anita Ramaswamy

Anita Ramaswamy

Journalist, career coach, & recovering investment banker. Writing about work, business, politics and social change. anitaramaswamy.com