I’m your writer. Before this platform was a specifically a policy blog, it was home to my personal story for about five years.
My platform has changed. The URL has changed. My phone number and personal address has changed (several times). My favorite food has changed. My political party affiliation has changed.
My story, and the position from which I tell it changes…a lot. And it is these changing vantage points that has made me so passionate about policy – so much so, that I went into writing and talking about policy full-time.
When I changed my focus, I thought I would have to ditch the part of the platform where I incorporated myself in the narrative. Turns out, policy conversation is so much stronger when we don’t eliminate the human element of the story. Because of this, from time to time, I still invite you into the throws of my own life, and tell you about my own journey with the world around me…all the good, the bad, and the downright absurd.
This is the part of the blog where I tell the stories of the times I learned about my own responsibilities and privileges, about the times I learned when systems were broken and the people in charge didn’t know what to do, about my own struggle for purpose. I talk about the times I learned my own flaws, and the moments when my voice became strong.
Though policy talk is my most cherished soapbox, from time to time I still meet my longest and most faithful readers here, over a cup of coffee and personal story. Nuance gives power to all works of art, people included, and my personal journey remains an important part of my deeply held policy passions and positions.
Welcome to the part of the blog where I get to tell you my story, a little more personally, colored by wine and suitcases and the occasional ‘F’ Bomb. It’s the heart to my head. It is my policy positions personified. If you love the personal content, I hope you stick around and sign up for emails. Every bi-weekly email includes a very real look into my day to day life.