There were books everywhere in my house. Books were very present. I just loved books. I never understood reading as anything but a pleasurable activity from a very young age.
For a long time, I worked in film and theater, but reading started when I was much younger. I was always a reader.
There are moments where we don't understand the world we live in - where we don't understand our own lives, our sadness or our joy.
I have always felt that books help me feel less alone in the world. They make our lives bigger - they help us to feel feelings we wouldn't otherwise feel and to understand feelings that we don't have a framework for.
Learning from books is so empowering - whether it be from history, a novel or a poem. When you come away from reading having learned something, you yourself are bigger.
I believe we should be championing the work of women. I believe we should be championing the work of people who have been marginalized. That's who I am. How can I not believe in that?
I have always championed the concept of administrators of color. My mother worked in advertising, and growing up, I saw my mother's community of women working behind the scenes. I had the opportunity from a young age to know that I could do this work.
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