04.25.14 Truth & Wisdom
Introducing #ConversationLady Erika
We’re always amazed by the talents and passions of our community. Your voices have manifested in art, campaigns, and discussions about what it means to be a woman in this day. We’re glad to be pushing the envelope with you.
Which is why we are jazzed to introduce you to a new campaign we are running on The Conversation called the #ConversationLady. We’ll be featuring a member of our community who is involved in discussions across our Facebook and Twitter platforms. Our team carefully reads all comments and tweets, so make sure you continue to stay involved!
Our first #ConversationLady is Erika aka @LittleBirdErika on Twitter. Check her out below and make sure to give her a friendly“hello!” on Twitter.
An Interview with #ConversationLady Erika
Who are you?
I’m a million things at different times! I’m still exploring my options. I’m definitely a tiny Peruvian raised in Toronto and currently living in NYC. I’m sometimes a singer/actor/writer, things I’m very passionate about! I work for an incredible tea company called DAVIDsTEA and I spend my days performing random acts of tea-kindness in NYC.
What are your favorite qualities about yourself?
I am very independent but at the same time cherish time with my friends and family. I love people unconditionally and always want to do right by them. I love learning and am always open to what people can teach me, especially inspiring women like Amanda!
What are you most excited about in your life?
I’m most excited about the next couple of years. I think In the last year a lot of things have become clear to me and I’ve found a new strength and clarity, which I think can only mean good things for the future. I’m most excited about what I can make happen for myself in my personal and professional life!
Why do you enjoy The Conversation?
1,001 reasons! It’s an incredible community of strong women writing and expressing their feelings and opinions, and not apologizing for it. It inspires me to write and do the same! Amanda is also incredibly inspiring and has made me realize that I have a voice and something to say, and that I can aspire to share that with others.
What is your favorite quote?
This is a tough one. I have many. I am a huge admirer of Stephen Sondheim and there are quotes from some of his songs that I truly believe could change the world. There is a song of his from ‘Sunday In The Park With George’ called ‘Move On’ which is incredibly meaningful for anyone, but especially artists. ‘ I chose and my world was shaken – so what? The choice may have been mistaken. The choosing was not. You keep moving on.’