9 Years ago, I was recruited by the Obama 08' campaign to work for the Missouri Youth Vote, where I helped with coordinating voter registration efforts between 3 campuses in Kansas City, Missouri. It was a proud moment when our efforts led to 100,000+ registered votes of those between the ages of 18-30. I list that has one of my highest accomplishments over this past decade of life. Not only being front row, but being a small integral part to elected a candidate I whole heartedly believed in, is something I am very proud of, an opportunity I am very grateful for, and will share with my children to come. In no effort to be braggadocios, I have met Obama and Michelle, and they are everything you would imagine. Those small moments, shaped my view of myself as an African-American woman, and what I contribute to the fabric of America.
Thank You for your grace, eloquence, tenacity, and optimism. Thank You for standing up for the LGBTQ community. Thank You making healthcare more accessible. Thank You for representing the country, and setting the bar for leadership around the glove. For little girl from Kansas, I now know that I can live my truth, and I can change the world.
I could go on and on about how much I feel President Obama helped change our country for the better, and shape my generation, as leaders. Instead, I will direct you towards the video, that expresses our united affections.