This website features stories of successes and failures, ups and downs, hardships and self-
discoveries, in order to foster resilience and create more honest and open dialogue on Penn’s
campus. It celebrates the diversity of members of the Penn community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - by sharing stories that can connect all of us. In sharing these stories and perspectives, we hope to deconstruct the Penn Face – the idea that one must always appear busy, happy,
and successful at everything all the time. Let's challenge the single notion of success by embracing the unique faces and stories that make up Penn.