Today we have the privilege of experiencing the story of Idalia Rios, a mother and community leader with the Residents United Network in California. Though her story starts with a situation that had her feeling hopeless as a mother, Idalia realized she could act—and that one courageous act was just the beginning of turning her community around.
While you take this journey with Idalia, ask yourself these questions: What about this story is familiar? What is your story?
We encourage you to continue using these stories, including your own, to underscore the fact that women of color play a huge role in the transformation of communities across this country.
Check back here next week as we profile Vy Le, a resident service manager at Mercy Housing living in Tacoma, Washington.
We can’t do this work without you.