As a good board member, I am hoping to use my birthday as a chance to raise money for Story District, a DC based arts organization that has fundamentally informed and changed my life. I found my voice on stage as a performer, I found my strength behind the scenes as a board member, and I found inspiration to pursue a personal and ongoing storytelling project with and for the local Burning Man community. Because one of the common themes of why people find Story District and stay, is often because of the strong sense of community that sharing our stories builds. This is an especially common theme from individuals that move to DC and are looking for their tribe. So I'm hoping, as I turn 35, to get at least 35 friends to donate $10!