I’m Emily from Virginia Beach, Virginia. I WAS eetnyy1103 on Ravelry, now I’m 340597, which is my rav number.
I’m a political centrist - my positions on issues fall on both sides of the political spectrum and I don’t belong to any specific political party. I did voted for neither Trump NOR Clinton and will probably vote for the Inanimate Carbon Rod again in 2020. (I used to write in my Grandpa, but he passed in 2017 and I think writing in a deceased citizen is probably as bad as voting as one).
I think rav’s policy is hypocritical, libelous, prejudiced and discriminatory. I understand it’s their right to censor whomever they want, just as it’s my right to walk away. I do find it highly offensive to label anyone who supports the president as a supporter of White Supremacy. They are calling my mother a supporter of white supremacy. My mother, who over 30 years as a speech therapist and guidance counselor in public schools helped thousands of children of all races, religions and backgrounds to learn, grow and feel loved. She was recognized as “Teacher of the Year” during one of the years when the community took in hundreds of Sudanese refugees. My mom helped the children adjust to their new lives, listened to their stories and fears, and helped them feel safe in their new surroundings. White supremacist indeed.
I’ve been knitting since Thanksgiving 2008 and have dabbled in crochet (via the Smithsonian’s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project in the early '10s) and desperately want to learn to tat.
I have a corgi, River (@riverthecorgi on insta and facebook) and a corgi mix (maybe?) named Nacho - he was a Texas street dog and now enjoys being pampered and spoiled.
I’m originally from Virginia Beach, but did my time in the cesspool known as Metropolitan Washington DC - specifically Alexandria, VA. I consulted at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, ICE and FEMA, temped at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and worked at a medical board non profit. It eventually took its toll on my mental health and I was able to escape the rat race and move back to the easy going ways of beach life.