At this event, we were all asked to create a “Because of them, I can…” statement, I chose to dedicate myself to educating others on women’s issues and working towards enacting change. Words cannot describe the feeling of having the opportunity to meet a group of folks who are working towards bettering the lives of others and reaching a place of equality in our country that we so desperately need.
I still keep my EBT card with my other sentimental items like movie tickets and family photos. While I was a new mom and struggling to make ends meet while in school and working 20-30 hours a week, government programs helped keep my family afloat. I look back to this period with fondness and recognize the immense blessing it was to be able to birth my son at no financial cost, care for my son’s thyroid condition through Medicaid, and not have to worry about where our next meal was coming from. Government assistance programs allowed me to be a mom, make ends meet, finish school, and create the life I wanted.
I was so excited to attend the 5th Annual Women’s History Brunch. The lineup of speakers looked interesting and it was a chance for me to network and meet like-minded women with similar goals. I wasn’t disappointed