If you’re wondering a little bit about me and/or the origin of this blog and it’s purpose, you’ve come to the right page.
Ever since I was little, I’ve had an assertive personality and demanded attention on issues I believed to be important. At my childhood church, there was a beautiful, giant tree in the middle of the parking lot that I loved more than just about anything. Every Sunday, I would climb up the steep concrete barrier to hug my beloved tree. This is mind, you can probably imagine my displeasure when our church vestry announced that the congregation would be voting on whether or not to cut down my tree to make space for more parking. Instead of bursting into tears, I immediately threw myself into creating pro-tree propaganda posters with my limited writing abilities and pass them out to anyone with an empty hand. And that’s not all. I even stomped up to members of the vestry to voice my displeasure and make sure they knew exactly how disappointed in them I was. When the time came to vote, I was thrilled when the congregation responded to my little campaign and chose to keep the tree. I began to realize that even tiny, little me could make an impact with my words and actions. Although my family no longer attends that church, I still visit from time to time to take a look at my tree, which is still standing today over a decade later.
My passion for advocacy and justice has only grown as the years have gone by, which is why I decided to start this blog. I had always thought about it but I was really pushed and inspired to finally take the leap after attending a young women’s leadership conference. At this conference, I had the opportunity to meet and discuss with some amazing, award-winning, female bloggers about their experience. I was so amazed that all I could think about for weeks afterward was starting a blog. And so, I did!
As someone who hopes to pursue a career in journalism, this blog is a wonderful, experimental first step to reaching my goals. I hope to provide credible, relevant, and relatable content that can inspire and educate others alike and different from myself.
Thank you for your support,
Bekah Harding, founder