Hello, my name is...

Not Slim Shady. But I was a teenager in the late 90's and early 2000's. Clearly. 

I started blogging in 2014 over at this link. Please feel free to check out some of my past posts. But, also, please don't judge me for the lack of experience and content in those posts. I was really just testing the waters. I'd like to think that these new posts will be a bit better.

I also hope that these posts show some transparency and vulnerability. I hope you will be able to see my heart and the heart of my ministry, Transforming Hope.  

Fun fact about me: I'm a life-long learner. I try to use all situations and circumstances to learn. I read a lot of nonfiction. I intend to get my PhD, even if I'm 100 when it happens because I just want to learn. So I hope to share what I'm learning as I'm learning it so that maybe it can help others as well. 

For now, I thought I'd start this new blog off with an introduction to me, my story, and my passion for ending human trafficking in central North Carolina through Transforming Hope. My good friend (and THM Board Member), Molly Stillman, just recently had me as a guest on her podcast, Business with Purpose, because February 23rd was "End It Day", a day where thousands of people put a red X on their hand, take a selfie, and post it to social media in an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. 

So here is my episode of the podcast, which includes a little about me, my story, and Transforming Hope. I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially any ideas you might have to get involved in the fight to end human trafficking. Comment below and let me know! 

Photo credit goes to Genevieve Lin of G. Lin Photography