Succinctly: I’m a nerd and advocate living in Seattle.
To elaborate: Most of my advocacy tends to pivot around intersectional social justice, housing (land use), homelessness, our punitive systems (financial and carceral), transportation (transit), and mitigating the climate crisis.
I was a full-time journalist (but you can still find me occasionally freelancing). I left the industry with both sadness and relief because it didn’t value my work—evident in pay, healthcare, and hours. But it was through community journalism that I first began to know and love our incredibly complex city and all its communities.
I felt my route in journalism involved the moment legalities, systems and policies touch people’s everyday lives. I make sure any job I take does the same.
We must work to create a world transformed by
- Collective community care;
- Abolition (zero cages);
- Wealth redistribution / zero billionaires / taxing the rich;
- Affordable housing for all;
- Free, accessible, frequent, and reliable transit for all; and
- Sustainable living where every person, animal, and plant thrives.