WALK IN THEIR SHOES
We hurry through life, passing by people every day — but do we really see them? Slow down. Walk in their shoes. See the world through their eyes. I am convinced that if we did this — if we took the time to really listen — we could find something redeeming in people. We could bridge gaps. We could be challenged. We could be encouraged. We could find common ground. The life story of a stranger, no matter how seemingly ordinary or mundane, has the potential to inspire.
GET TO KNOW ME
My name is Samantha Snellings. I like telling stories and what makes people tick. What wakes them up in the morning. What gives them a sense of purpose. I want to be let in on their hopes and dreams. I want to understand their struggles. I refuse to live a mundane life where I simply go through the motions. I want to be a voice for the voiceless. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s responses to my questions were aired on Fox News, CNN, and NBC and were written about by various outlets. I interned for senior White House reporter, John Gizzi, when I was 19 years old. My eyes were opened to the world of political reporting as I attended the daily White House press briefings with Mr. Gizzi and covered the Trump administration. Interviewing 2020 presidential candidate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I checked something pretty incredible off of my bucket list during the summer of 2019 — watching the President of the United States take off in Marine One from the lawn of the White House. I was born in the suburbs of Kansas City, but moved to Colorado when I was three years old. A childhood full of hiking, skiing, and adventures. Who could want anything more? I have always loved fashion. Studying abroad in Florence, Italy and being exposed to some of the most beautiful styles in the world was a dream come true. I interned for senior White House reporter, John Gizzi, after my freshman year of college. I love exploring my Colorado backyard. Interviewing 2020 presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders. I love reading. Favorite books: 1) The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis 2) Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton 3) Defiant Joy by Stasi Eldredge Exploring Florence, Italy — the city that I called home for five months. Covering the Iran resistance rally in Washington, D.C. in June 2019. Protestors marched in solidarity with the Iranian resistance and called for regime change in Iran.
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