I love the diversity of our city! We have people from all over the world living here. On my street alone, I have neighbors from Ecuador, Colombia, Russia, India, and Sweden.
I lived for twelve years in Seattle, where I met people from all over the world. It made life interesting. The experience taught me that we have more in common than we have differences. That we are humans first and everyone of us deserves to be respected.
After the horrible tragedy of Mr. Floyd’s death and the protests that followed, I believe that it is even more important for myself and everyone to honor his life by opening our minds and our hearts to those we consider different from ourselves. In doing so, I believe that we will discover that our human commonality will bring us closer together with a deeper understanding of each other. We are all worthy of respect and dignity.
Columbia Heights is my little Seattle. I want to continue to highlight and support the diversity in our community that makes ALL of our residents feel safe and welcome.