My name is Michelle. I am 35 years old. I am an IDX Analyst for a medical foundation and I am Filipino.
I voted in the last Presidential Election and have been very much motivated to vote in this year’s Presidential Election as well.
My daughter’s Ninang (godmother) once told her in a workshop she facilitated that it is important to take up space, finding the strength to believe that your voice is valid, and to use your voice.
I vote because my voice matters. I vote because I want my daughter to know that her voice matters. I vote to use my voice to make changes that are needed for our future generations.
As an Asian American, I feel that our voice is not represented enough in this country and that we need to be involved in expanding our representation.
The COVID pandemic has impacted my life in many ways. It has been a lot of adjusting to change...from working at home, online schooling, and social distancing. It has also forced me to slow down and became a time of reflection. This helped me to be more present and aware of ongoing issues that have been surfacing during this time and a reminder of our responsibility to use our voice to make changes.
With regard to what has been happening in this country, I want to see changes and progress in equality.
I want people to remember to take up space and use your voice because every voice counts.