Instead of thinking of me as the “diversity hire”.... be open to what great things I can bring to the table.

Brooke A., FireFighter

I am what would be considered a “late bloomer” in the fire service—why?

Because as a woman, it never occurred to me that this was an option for me......Part of what I want to help with is to empower those who may not have even thought that this was an option—be it military, law enforcement, or fire.

-Brooke Ames, Firefighter

 

I am  drawn to Rupi Kaur's work.

She throws out the rule book of poetry writing and she is HERSELF.

She is AUTHENTIC.

She is REAL.

She HURTS. She LOVES. She is LIKABLE.

Do don't have to be an award winning poet, but you have to be authentic.