“When I applied to Surge, I was in search of tools, community, and a how-to for becoming more inventive and impactful in my work. I was given those tools and that space to learn to embrace my authentic voice, but most significantly, I was invited into a lifelong learning community that celebrates remaining grounded in our narratives, elevates opportunities to pursue intersectional advocacy efforts, and loves one another fiercely. We’re on a mission to do good AND to do well, and I believe my (future, non-existent, beautiful!) children are better off for having Surge Alumni as their advocates and pioneers.”