I had two passions. One of them was being an actress. I was 5 or 6, watching Brazilian soap operas that were fed into Russia. An actress named Natasha. I asked my mom to put that name on a card and I walked around and showed it to people... Mom can I legally change my name to Natasha? I'm glad I did not do that.
"My friend's mom is CEO of a nonprofit. She's been particularly inspirational because I don't personally know any female executives... Just the way she carries herself and how authoritative she is. Just her bossness... She defies those gender roles, that's pretty rad." Anya Kogan, technical support specialist at Overdrive
"When I went to school for film what I was really focusing on was writing. In the last few years I’ve gotten a few things published. Short stories... reviews. None of it pays yet. I’m happy to be in a place where I’m able to write things that people are willing to publish and more people are willing to read." Brandon R., bookseller at Horizontal Books