In late February 2014, Florida’s polar vortex left me Snuggie-laden and cozied up to chili-flavored Fritos and a fresh Diet Coke. Or in other words, in prime let’s-distract-ourselves-with-6-hours-of-Netflix-NO-RAGRETS position.
But then something managed to distract me from my distraction: Humans of New York.
I stumbled across that Facebook page and, after 3 hours of scrolling, I was absolutely hooked. The page captured the REAL heart of New York - the city’s citizens - with nothing more than pictures and short quotes.
I took a step back and realized that the University of Florida is also filled to the brim with interesting people. Walking to class, sitting in the student union, weaving their way past the flyer people, standing in line for Chick-Fil-A, waiting at the bus stop: hundreds of faces, hundreds of thousands of stories.
One student couldn’t meet them all, couldn’t hear them all, even if they tried. And that’s where Humans of UF comes in. I made it my mission to tell as many stories as I can.