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Real Men Wear Pink!

Real Men Wear Pink!

Earlier this evening at the Golden One Center, I was afforded the opportunity to share my Cancer story with a room full of vivacious, philanthropic, and maybe slightly competitive male volunteers who have all raised their hands to be “Real Men Wear Pink” Ambassadors for […]

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Today I auditioned for the Sacramento Kings Dance Team (SKD) after a long hiatus as a professional dancer. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as I had hoped (meaning I did not make the cut). However, I’m still proud of myself for auditioning in the […]

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

One of the many non-profit organizations I volunteer with is the Front Street Animal Shelter. They provide animal welfare services for the City of Sacramento and *do not* euthanize for overcrowding at the shelter. One of the very important ways they accomplish this is by using an extensive volunteer […]

Sacramento Kings Dancers Auditions, Here I Come!

Sacramento Kings Dancers Auditions, Here I Come!

If you watched my appearance on Good Day Sacramento in its entirety, you heard that I dropped a bit of new information while answering my final question: I plan to audition for the Sacramento Kings Dance Team next month! If you’ve only met me in […]

Behind the Scenes at Good Day Sacramento

Behind the Scenes at Good Day Sacramento

This morning I had the opportunity to appear on Good Day Sacramento during a live interview segment to talk about my Breast Cancer diagnosis, my recent pageant win, *this blog*, and how they are all related. It was the first time I’ve been to the […]

Good Day Sacramento, Here I Come!

Good Day Sacramento, Here I Come!

Exciting news to share! In a previous post, I mentioned that I was working on scheduling a segment on the morning show with the local affiliate of a national news network. Details are confirmed and I can share! I’ll be featured on a segment on Good Day […]

Joyous Persistence; A Gathering for Positive Actions and Impactful Organizing

Joyous Persistence; A Gathering for Positive Actions and Impactful Organizing

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event called “Joyous Persistence”. The Speaker’s List boasts an impressive selection of influential women (and men…but mostly women :)) including activists, artists, political figures, and other change-makers. Highlights included Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (who has become a bit of a feminist icon since the “Nevertheless, […]

So…How Are You Feeling?

So…How Are You Feeling?

I shared that I had my first of a new treatment last Friday and then I’ve gone all radio silent on my blog and social media over the weekend. The first concerned text messages outside of my immediate family are starting to come in. So…How are […]

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

As a consultant that traveled full-time (which was a job requirement when I was at the Big 4 firm), I learned a very independent lifestyle. I minimized responsibilities and commitments where I “lived” because I was gone most weekdays and always ready to get on […]


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