I have many visions that I want to build on here in Blaine, a lot of them focus on families. I would like our city to create a safe environment where people can come and ask the questions they are afraid to ask. Maybe because they think asking these questions will make them sound like an anti-supporter. Although, I am not a person of color, I can somewhat relate to people that are marginalized and discriminated against. Being a transgender woman I have experienced the stares and the negative comments. I have seen disdain in the eyes of strangers directed at myself. I typically brush it off and move on with my day. However, I have also seen those looks disappear because I give them a safe place to ask just about anything they have a curiosity about. I have found many new friendships because I am willing to put myself out there and show just how normal I am compared to them. What I am trying to get to is this, I WANT a safe place where people can come and ask those questions that separate us from each other. If we can educate each other, this is a huge step in ending racism and even homophobia because it brings us a better understanding of each other. If we understand then we can care more for our neighbors. We can do this is we truly care about other people.