I am from a country doctor and a dynamic mom who was eternally curious.
I am from conquering polio.
I am from a boarding school that warped my brain and made me realize that there was a group of people running the world that had so much money they didn't care and didn't see.
I am from going to college in the deep south where I played track with the first black athlete to ever be on the UNC varsity and a time when we went to meets in a bus, but the coaches got the food to take out, because they knew the black athlete would not be served if we went inside.
I am from 32 years in journalism where we gave a damn, worked our butts off and tried to right wrongs and expose corruption.
And in those years I became what I was as a journalist because I worked with people who listened and helped.