Sarah is the Blog Coordinator for POINT, otherwise known as the #BlogBoss. She is addicted to traveling, and is an avid consumer of literature, adventure, and wine. She helped move POINT through the re-branding process and is incredibly proud to be a part of this visionary team. (She also hates writing third person intros about herself, so without further ado...)
Q: POINT is about connecting people to the causes that they care for. What cause are you most passionate about, and why?
A: I am a huge advocate for gender equality. I definitely consider myself a feminist since I think all people should enjoy equal rights regardless of their gender, and tend to get involved in causes related to that, whether its sex trafficking, sexual assault, or misrepresentation in the media. I also have a huge heart for exploited populations, refugees, and IDP (internally displaced persons) resulting from violent conflict.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Words are so powerful (writer over here, remember). I always feel inspired by something that's written well... poetry, prose, memoirs, no genre is safe! But beauty in any form is inspiring.
Q: Why POINT?
A: I think that millenials are so plugged in to the world around them, and that can be a really empowering thing, but it can also be numbing. All this information at our fingertips- our world is saturated with causes clamoring to be heard. Our generation means well, but sometimes we get so overwhelmed by what needs to be done that we do nothing. I think that is the greatest tragedy, and what POINT is trying to accomplish here is so needed. There are a million reasons why these problems of exploitation, violence, illness, and poverty continue to persist, but people not having an easy way to help SHOULD NOT be one of them.
Q: Tell me about the first time you did something to serve others.
A: Service for others is something that I was taught to value from a young age (thanks Mom!) so pinpointing the 'first time' would be nearly impossible. But the most memorable times are the hands-on experiences- feeding the homeless, or building a Habitat for Humanity house with my own hands.
Q:What is your favorite book?
A: I could never chose just one, but The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is definitely up high on the list- it's everything a good adventure novel ought to be. I also love The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton and Wuthering Heights by Bronte. Lady authors for the win.
Q: What is your favorite sound?
A: When the wind rustles leaves in the trees.
Q: What do you think is the closest thing to magic in the world?
A: Human empathy! Love for other people is the most powerful force on the planet.