Questions for President Lincoln

 If given the chance to interview anyone, past or present, it would be former President Abraham Lincoln. I have always found his back story and years in the White House compelling. At a time when our nation was divided and he was amid scrutiny and death threats, he pushed on for what he felt was right for our nation and its citizens. I would start out by asking him about his childhood and what is was like growing up during that time. Did the heartache of losing a mother as a young boy and then on to lose a son make him view life differently, and what impact does he feel the deaths had on his life? If during his presidency with the pressures from so many did he ever question whether he should continue on his fight to end slavery. I would also be curious to know if he had any idea that his speech he reportedly scribbled on a napkin, would go on to be one of the greatest well known presidential speeches known as the “Gettysburg Address.” Some historians claim that he had a premonition of his own death as he saw mourners standing over him lying in state. I would ask if this was true and if so, did he take the death threats he was receiving more serious after that moment. I think interviewing Lincoln would be enlightening and would give more insight into the life of one of the greatest presidents in our country’s history.

                                                                                      

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What to expect from my posts

So by reading my previous post you know that I am soon graduating from HCC and will continue onto USF in the Fall. You also know that I am a mother of two. What else? What makes me well, me? My views are pretty simple. I am clearly a Liberal on most all hot topics. I believe everyone should have the right to marry whomever they please. I believe in a woman’s right to her own body. I even feel that by legalizing marijuana and taxing it like we do with cigarettes and alcohol, would have more positives than negatives on our economy. I feel our government is corrupt and blinded by greed and power and that our country which was founded on principles of liberty and rights for people is dwindling by the day. I just do not believe were as free as most Americans claim.

As for interests, by my previous post I touched on autism and its role in my life. Promoting autism awareness and raising money for autism and the children who live with it is such a rewarding interest of mine. I want children like my daughter to have the best and every chance to thrive in our community. As a student, I understand that most younger students at HCC may not enjoy the same enthusiasm as I do for community work and for autism. So I do plan on posting blogs that could hopefully relate to younger students as well as student who are parents like myself. I plan on writing about topics or people that I feel should be highlighted in our community. Some posts may even be me simply writing my frustrations or opinions on what is going on in the world around us.

A bit about me…

I am born and raised here in Tampa. I am 26 years old and will be graduating from HCC in May. I will be starting at USF in the Fall and hope to get into the school of Mass Communications and track in Public Relations. My dream is to be apart of the Public Relations/Community Relations for the Bucs, Rays, or Lightning. Another choice would to be apart of the PR team for Autism Speaks. This is an organization that is dear to my heart.

You see I have two children, Avah who is six and Ayden who is 18 months. My daughter Avah was diagnosed autistic at 2 1/2. Since then I have become an avid supporter of autism awareness and raising money for organizations like Autism Speaks. Autism is a big part of my life and million other parents affected. I operate a non-profit organization, Avah’s Army, and we hold multiple fundraisers as well as walk each year for Autism Speaks- Walk Now for Autism. Last Spring, Avah’s Army raised $12,000 for Autism Speaks, placing first out of hundreds of teams. We have also raised money for elementry schools in the Bay Area to be better equipped to teach children with disabilities.