Posts by Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris

Sonya Harris is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and a multi-platform artist and storyteller based in Seattle, Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and has worked in Audio Production for Seattle NPR station KUOW. With a passion for storytelling in podcasting, Sonya is also an avid lover of tea, watercolors, photography, and film. She considers herself a voracious learner and seeker of the peculiar, whimsical, and inspiring.
August 8, 2020

Photographer Finds 120-Year-Old Cat Photos After Developing Film Found in a Time Capsule

Time capsules are part of a beloved tradition dating back thousands of years. Designed to connect the past to present civilizations, they come in many shapes and forms. They can range from planned, physical objects filled with historically significant items or data from the time period of its creation (such as the Golden Record I and II on the Voyager spacecraft) to unintentional preservations of times past (such as the city of Pompeii).

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August 4, 2020

Jane Goodall Narrates Beautiful Animated Poem About Saving Earth

It started as a poem, filled with lines inviting readers to listen to “the whisper” and act. Then it became a children’s book with majestic owls and other airy illustrations. Now, Tom Rivett-Carnac‘s children’s book What Happened When We All Stopped has become a wistful animated poem narrated by anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall.

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July 30, 2020

Student Working as Trash Collector Gets Accepted Into Harvard Law School

There was a time when 24-year-old Rehan Staton thought he would never go to college. He had faced numerous rejections in the past and was certain his future resided elsewhere. So, he was very reluctant to open the email he received from Harvard Law School. Little did he know that an acceptance letter was waiting for him. “It was probably the most surreal moment of my life,” he admits.

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July 27, 2020

Amazing Video Shows the Earth and the Moon’s Perspective of Each Other

Gazing at the moon via telescope, photography, or simply lying out in an open field is a majestic perspective we earthlings are commonly afforded. Although we long to experience seeing the earth from the moon's perspective, the reality is that public trips to the moon are yet to exist. However, there just may be a solution thanks to the innovative mind of planetary scientist James O’Donoghue.

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