Introductions - Ashley
My name is Ashley and I am from good 'ole Boise, Idaho, born in Lewiston, ID and raised in B-town (Boise). It was an awesome place to grow up and live. There is a really tight sense of community and a lot of things to do if your the outdoorsy type. (I really like to ski, hike, camp, all that good stuff!)
I am currently enrolled at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They have a program called the time out program where you can take a year off, but still be officially enrolled, so thats what I'm doing, taking a year off and that is how I was able to be a part of Generation MIX. I am double majoring in International Affairs and Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on African-American Studies and South Africa. I was part of a multiracial, multiethnic, transracially adopted group called Mosaic back at CU.
So yeah, I am one of the five crew members embarking on this great adventure, raising awareness on mixed race issues across the U.S. (in a 26 foot RV). We haven't seen the RV yet so I have yet to have a comment on it, but I bet it looks great. I feel that this will be a great experience for us all. I am excited to raise awareness on an issue that is not always adressed.
As you can tell by our photos that we are having a grand ole time in Seattle. It is the first time I have ever been here and so far the city has not let me down. Yet it has been REALLY rainy this past week and I am definitely not used to that. Although we are hard at work everyday trying to prepare for the tour, we still find time to enjoy ourselves and go play. A lot of work is being put forth to make this tour possible and we all greatly appreciate all the time and energy that others are giving to make this tour possible.
I am so excited to get on the road (even though none of us have experience driving an RV, I'm sure we'll be fine). My crew members are great. We get along really well and it is interesting because we all have very different personalities and backgrounds but its cool because this is what makes us complement each other really well.
So I have to get back to work but don't worry, I'll be back soon:)