I'm the mommy of an amazing little girl, the wife of my high school sweetheart, a freelance writer, an activist, and a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University. A feminist/ treehugger/ dirt-worshipper/ Wiccan urban hippie to the core, I love politics, spirituality, activism, being a mommy, and music.
I have interned with Jobs with Justice, Educating for Justice and Missouri NARAL. I volunteer with a bunch of other groups, blog, write fanfiction and poetry, and study Correllian Wicca. I've also debated across the country, homeschooled a relative, run a restaurant, worked as the editor and writing program manager of a nonprofit organization, and protested many a thing or two!
My birthday is on Veteran's Day, my fiancee's is on Pearl Harbor Day, and our Anniversary is on D-Day--and we're both pacifists. *News* Our daughter's birthday is on Love Your Body Day!
"An it harm none, do what ye will." The Wiccan Rede
"Don't make assumptions, don't take anything personally, be impeccable with your word, and always do your best." The Four Agreements
"An eye for an eye and the world goes blind." Gandhi
What Gives Me Hope
Modern medicine, Hybrid cars, websites, networking... I have seen citizens take on and conquer Wal-Mart. I have seen bills failed or passed because of citizen involvement and public outcry. The very fact that I am a woman and I can vote gives me hope. I know we still have a long way to go, but if we work together, we've shown that can do anything.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Two words: *fuel cells*
The first thing I'd work on is getting the corporate interests out of politics and making them accountable for all of their actions that have led this country downhill.
I have so many plans and bills written already! We'd have to pass universal healthcare immediately, as well as get back in with Kyoto protocol on global warming, solidify Roe v. Wade forever, stop policing the world, revoke all laws against gay marriage (and any other forms of discrimination), get rid of the "Patriot Act" (what a joke), pass laws against genetically engineered food, raise the minimum wage... oh, the list goes on forever. We have a lot of work to do!
What/who changed my life and why
My daughter, Sagean, has changed my life completely for the better. Born three months early, my "micropreemie" is anything but micro in the amazing department. She continues to render me speechless daily.
Being on the college debate team really changed my life. I've always been volunteering but that got me involved in politics. My mother also raised me to always fight, no matter what, against injustice--she took me to my first protest when I was ten! My grandmother taught me to always be a spreader of peace and authenticity.