I was born and raised in Kansas in a conservative Republican bubble. I moved to Milwaukee seven years ago with a set belief system that began to crumble as soon as I met people here. The more people I met, the more stories I heard, the more my views changed. From listening to those people, I would like to think that I have become a more loving person (always with more room to grow). I no longer vote how my bubble expects me to, I vote for what breaks my heart based on stories I cannot ignore. By voting I hope to change those stories for the better, not only for the owners of those stories, but also for my own children. I want to be able to tell my children when they ask me about this time, that I did something. I want them to know that they can do hard things and change is not out of reach! – Elizabeth