Representing District 3, Locally and Nationally

Providence Journal:

Live fearlessly (December 2016)

When I was inaugurated in January of 2016, it was clear that I didn't fit the typical mold of a politician. However, sometimes you have to be unconventional in order to stand against  the outdated and corrupt political norms. It takes a certain amount of tenacity to take on the establishment and win. 

The Atlantic:

From Waitress to State Representative (November 2016)

One of the reasons I ran for office was because I didn't see anyone up there like m neighbors and me. I didn't see anyone that had to choose between paying rent or electricity, who didn't know where their next meal was coming from. I believe our government should be representative of our demographics which is why people of every economic class should have a seat at the table.  

RI Future:

End the war on cannabis (January 2017)

The war on drugs disproportionately impacts neighborhoods of color and low socioeconomic status like ours. Rather than usher in a new wave of prohibition and mass incarceration, we should bring low-income and marginalized groups into the fold by legalizing marijuana, pushing for expungement laws, and ensuring that the communities most effected by the war on drugs are not left out. 

990WBOB:

9 RI influencers to watch (February 2017)

I try to maintain good working relationships with state and local Journalists. I believe politicians at all levels of government should be held accountable to the communities who elected them. As such, 990WBOB was kind enough to include me in their 9 influences to watch list. 

The Guardian:

Drinking at the State House (March 2017)

I come from a family of working class people and I've never seen any job where alcohol was provided. As a tax payer walking into the state house and seeing people drink for every occasion from St. Patrick's Day to St. Joseph's Day seemed to be a waste of time. I believe we should hold ourselves to the same standards as the citizens we represent and shouldn't be drinking in celebration before we've accomplished anything.