Women. Power. Peace.

Thoughts on the DC Conference by Natalie Herrington

Dreams really do come true! Over two decades ago, I served as a Page under Georgia Representative Bettieanne Hart [who is now a Georgia WAND Advisory Board Member]. This is when I fell in love with lobbying.

I saw them, the lobbyists, standing tall, taking charge and drenched in power. I wanted that! I wanted to be a lobbyist.  But like many of you, life happened.  I became interested in other things.  I worked for the state, then corporate America, went back to the state & finally decided I wasted too much of my time working and not truly serving.

I began to work for Georgia WAND. This opportunity allows me to serve people as I have been called to do.  I've met so many wonderful people, champions of causes that affect people all around the world.  Who else can say their Executive Directory is a super hero?!
When I attended the WAND/WILL Conference 2017, what was once a former dream came true.   I lobbied on the Hill! It's amazing how the pieces of your life come together when you're doing what you have been called to do. The panel discussions were thought provoking.  The speakers reminded you of your purpose. The hosts were loving, and we need more love in this world.
As I reflect on the conference, I walked away knowing I'm powerful because I serve.  I serve because I'm powerful.
(Community Organizer Natalie Herrington (right) asks speakers, including Becky Rafter, a question after a panel on intersectionality and community organizing)

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