Amy (Scanlon) Boughner grew up in Ottawa, the daughter of two politically involved parents. Amy is a proud democratic socialist, a wife and mother. She is pro-choice, for gay rights and for social programs, with those at the top providing support to those at the bottom. She believes in listening to the opinions of those around her, hearing differing views and having polite debate.
Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Care2 Causes, Greener Ideal, and Inhabitat. Follow her on Twitter @julierwrites. less