« I am a goddess. A glorious female warrior. Queen of all that I survey. Enemies of fairness and equality, hear my womanly roar! » ~ Pawnee Goddesses Cheer
There is something about Leslie Knope that is so appealing to me – her desire to do her best, to be friends with everyone, to be cheerful, her ambition, her ability to switch from cheerfulness to ardent frustration at the drop of a hat, her single minded obsessiveness, her goals, her love of politics and care for her job – that just get me every time. The women has pictures of Madeleine Albright, Janet Reno, and Michelle Obama on her desk, works tirelessly, in face of ridiculous obstacles, bakes brownies, and spurred the Galentine’s Day trend. She is the epitome of what I wish that I was, and an inspiration for women who have ambitions for themselves, no matter what they are.
So today, my WCW is a fictional character and the amazing woman who brought her to life. Thank you, Amy Poehler for bringing us Ms. Knope.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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