We Are O.NE. Series. Let’s make this a place where I get to be me and you get to be you. Let’s make this a place where together, we are O.NE. Put your hands in the middle and share your story.

I am the oldest of 7 and grew up in North Omaha. Coming from a harsh background and tough upbringing, I never knew the opportunities I had here in Omaha. Of course, we are in a segregated city (North, South and West Omaha) but understanding that now, we’re on the cusp of making Omaha a destination for minds everywhere – and this has me pumped to help create that destination. I’m Native American and African American. Having those two cultures has shaped my creativity which has been so valuable.

The Omaha community is expanding and accepting the different cultures – it’s amazing to see!

How has living here shaped your life? 

Seeing the expanding of cultures in Omaha, and seeing other neighborhoods embrace those cultures has been such a dope community collaboration.

How do you make a difference in this community? 

I work for a nonprofit Abide and our mission is to “build culture to transform broken communities”. In working there, I’ve learned that where ever I am, I bringing my culture everywhere I go. So, with that in mind, my upbringing, my city and my culture has me operating in a loving and understanding mode with everyone I come in contact with.