The Stories

Felicia Chew Is Seeking a Seat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors (2020)

February 4, 2019

Hello!

An introduction will accompany each story I share… it may change over the years, as I continue to learn and grow daily.  That may be unsettling to some individuals.  However, it is important for us to have the right and the ability to make changes as we journey through our lives.

My role as Supervisor, if elected, will be to ensure that each of us, and all of us have the right and ability to learn, make choices, take risks, and speak up.

My name is Felicia Chew.  I am seeking the seat on the Pima County Board of Supervisors for District 3 for 2020.  Over the course of the next year, I will be sharing stories that give insight to why I am seeking the seat on the Board of Supervisors for Pima County.  Some of these stories may be surprising, some may be shocking. Some will be uplifting, some will be encouraging.  Some will be entertaining…

  • I share these stories, to help build relationship, and trust.  I believe in the importance of helping one another to be accountable to our responsibilities as individuals in a community of others.  (Notice I used the term “helping one another to be accountable”, not “holding one another accountable”.)
  • I understand the need for creativity, humanity, empathy, and wisdom.
  • I encourage you to learn more about me, the truth about me…  not the hearsay that are tainted with implicit bias (how we feel about someone or something because of personal experiences).

Some of us shy away from sharing stories with others, believing that it is “none of our business.” As Supervisor of District 3, I will work to ensure policies, processes, and budgets that allow us to say:

  • “No, thanks, I am not interested.”
  • “Yes, I would like to participate.”

I will do the work to ensure that an infrastructure exists that allows each of us and all of us the freedom for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

As an English teacher, with a background in Interventions, and a conscious commitment to being a lifelong learner, I have come to the following conclusions.  I understand that others may have different conclusions, and that is okay, because sometimes we need a different perspective to identify a different way to reach a goal:

  • Words have different impacts on us, even simple words like “journey,” “dog,” “illegal”… because of our past experiences;
  • Words have different meanings, such as: diversity, masculinity, racist, apologist, acceptability;
  • Conversations and clarifications bridge the gaps to understanding;
  • We learn in different ways;
  • There are seven intelligences;
  • We have different frustration points;
  • Most of us want to be heard;
  • Some of us shut down when it feels like it is too much;
  • Some of us blame others when it feels like it is too much;
  • Most of us want to know that someone believes us;
  • Most of us want someone to believe in us;
  • Most of us want someone to believe in;
  • Many of us want the freedom to make choices;
  • Some of us want to please others;
  • Many of us want to be loved;
  • Some of us want to be left alone;
  • All of us are here;
  • Some of us want to be here;
  • Some of us want to be somewhere else;
  • All of us have the right to be where we are, and the right to go somewhere else;
  • All of us has the right to choose;
  • All of us don’t realize we have the right to make a choice;
  • Our stories and experiences shape our perspectives;
  • We have tools available to us. Some of us know how to access those tools.  Some of us do not.  Some of us need different tools;
  • We have the responsibility to do no harm to others and to leave no trace;
  • We have egos that want to leave our mark;
  • All of us are capable of creativity,  humanity, empathy, and wisdom — albeit to varying degrees, which can be nurtured into endless possibilities.

I choose the following practices, understanding that its “opposite” is needed for balance…

  • Acculturation, in addition to assimilation;
  • Positivity, in addition to criticism;
  • Peace, in addition to discomfort;
  • Speaking up, in addition to listening;
  • Creativity, in addition to humanity;
  • Humanity, in addition to creativity;
  • Empathy, in addition to wisdom;
  • Wisdom, in addition to empathy;
  • Love, in addition to control.

If you have questions, stories, or just want to have a beer or a glass of wine or a cup of coffee or tea, please contact me at 520.909.3888.  Texting works best for me to connect.

You can also comment below, or contact me through this site’s contact page, or use one of the following:

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If you believe it is time for each of us and all of us, please follow this blog (scroll to the bottom of the page for directions), follow me on Twitter, and Like and Share my Facebook page.

If you are able to afford a contribution to the campaign for useful literature (my cards will have Fridge Numbers, or Words of Encouragement, or Common Sense Thoughts, etc), and expenses (gas and travel), you can learn more about how to contribute at www.feliciachew.com/support2.

I hope you have a great day, and I look forward to seeing you!

❤ Felicia


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“We are each a piece of the puzzle of life.  Without each of us, our picture is incomplete.”

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