Service Worker. Single Mom with a toddler at home. student of sociology, moved from hawaii.

"I love the creative minds that I meet in Seattle. I love all the young people, how they strive to be creative, but also how they value community out here. Before, I was living with roommates in various houses and apartments and then a studio apartment in the International District. I moved home to Hawaii and had my son, then I decided to move back to Seattle to finish my degree. I lived with a friend in her one bedroom apartment. But this place. I feel like I won the lottery. I really love living in this part of the city, by the station, by the library. I take the train to work. We don't really leave Seattle, you know, but we'll go on adventures to Capitol Hill or downtown. Yeah, I feel very blessed to live here. When I moved here, I was a young mom of a two-year-old. I don't have any family out here. When we moved in, my son was already enrolled in the daycare in the building. So it just turned out that we got accepted to live next door. So his classroom is literally in the courtyard of our building because they move the classes to the plaza. I can see his class from our bedroom…


I feel like there's a large gap in Seattle. I feel like a lot of people I know are heavily involved in systematic equality, and empowering communities, especially communities of color. But then I feel like there's a whole lot of people who are not aware. I would love to see that gap get filled with education. Or just, respect. Start with respect for the Native American history of this place and teach our children about it."

Home is a new subsidized housing development near a light rail station.

We are #SeattleNeighbors. Seattle needs more homes, of all shapes and sizes, for all our neighbors.