Social justice and equality for all marginalized communities is perhaps the greatest crisis in our country right now. From healthcare to housing, from the workplace to environmental dangers, brown and black people are systematically discriminated against, and it impacts every single aspect of their lives. When you start looking at cross sectionality, like gender, orientation, disabilities, or neurodiversity, the impact is even graver.

While individuals with these distinct identities face some similar challenges, there are certainly also many aspects of discrimination that are unique to the different communities. The systemic racism that has been built to specifically keep people of color from building wealth and being as successful as they could be has got to be dismantled. And those with privilege, who have benefited most from this system, have a responsibility to use that privilege to make change, to speak up, to work consistently until the system changes. And I have dedicated my professional and personal life to doing that.

The LGBTQ community is in danger right now as well. The violence and discrimination they face, along with the efforts to deny their very existence pose not only physical threats, but social emotional threats as well. Mental health, suicide rates, homelessness, and more are all very real consequences of other people‚Äôs hate towards them. We have got to stop it from getting worse and work to restore rights that have been lost.

As long as I can remember I have been an advocate for people who are not being treated the way they deserve to be. I have done years of work to reflect on my own racism and other biases, and there is always more to learn. In my professional life, I have dedicated the last 14 years to fighting for Health Equity, specifically for Black women and infants, as well as gender-affirming healthcare. This work has taught me so much about what really matters and how to make change, how to LISTEN to the people who are negatively impacted, what they see as the real issues, and how THEY think the problems should be addressed. 

If elected, I will work diligently to support racial justice, equality, liberty, and freedom for ALL people. And I am ALWAYS open to feedback and suggestions. If you stand with me on this vital issue, please donate to my campaign, vote for me, and get your friends and neighbors to vote for me. Help me defend the right side of history.