For whatever conviction you have, if you do nothing with it, it has no purpose. You can be mad at the world, mad at current politics, or mad at people, but if you are unwilling to bring yourself to actually act in a positive way, nothing will change. I know this type of anger in my soul, and I want you to know you aren’t alone

This was the very first paragraph of my last website, and to be honest, I had forgotten the message. 3 years later, I have been lucky enough to be reminded that we need to be the change we want to see.

The last 3 years have been hard on my family. We have faced strife, loss, pain, financial ruin, and a whole mess of other things I can’t go into at the moment. Though, if you buy me a beer, I just might tell you the story.

In those 3 years, I grew too. I discovered who I truly was and found a new name for myself. One I got to choose that lets me remember who I am and let go of a past that was weighing me down. My children grew and changed in unexpected ways, and I had to change to keep up with them. I most definitely am not the same mother I was 3 years ago. Most importantly, it led me to some amazing people, who I was able to learn from and become an anchor to not just my family, but those around me who faced similar situations I had already been through.

My new goal as the Midwest Nerd Chick is to provide a gender-affirming, neurodivergent-friendly, place for people to share their events, businesses, community outreach opportunities, and non-profits with the City of Wichita. All while sharing what it is like to be one of those people myself and the struggles that led me here and what I am currently facing. To give support and education to those who are walking the same road, or have someone they love walking that same road. This isn’t going to be a place of hate or rage, but a place that you can go to when you are mad. That when you are so mad that you feel like there is no hope for humanity, come here and find that hope. Find that group, that business that needs your anger, turned to energy, to help them make that positive change you are so angry to see. I hope I can help inspire you in one way or another to go out and help change the world, one little step at a time.