Welcome to my personal website. This isn't going to be a blog about me and the #babydrakes....well, okay sometimes it is, but really it is an opportunity to highlight some pretty amazing people I've been fortunate to call friends.
If you know me, then you know I'm passionate about equality and ensuring that everyone's voice is heard. Call me crazy, but from a young age I've been drawn to stories of leaders like Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Jeannette Rankin (the first female Member of Congress) and so on. The national rallying cry of "Nevertheless, she persisted" doesn't sound new to me, it has been in my bones since I can remember. Maybe it's because my parents always believed in me, or maybe I'm just a dreamer trapped in a type A personality, but I truly believe we can make the world a better place by highlighting the stories and struggles of every day people.
I want this page to be a place where people can share their stories and be empowered to achieve their dreams. We will discuss tough issues, knowing that starting a conversation is the first way to influence others and truly understand where we are all coming from. My friends and I are working on a larger project to dig in to social justice issues and provide actionable steps, so I will do my best to save those posts for that and try to post as many #babydrake pics as possible to share with you my greatest joy- being a mom to Emma + Addie.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned.