Even if you are from the same neighborhood as someone else, you might still be coming from different places. Where you are from is a complicated question and it elicits complicated, but interesting and thought-provoking responses. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Crystal Bradburn | Owner of Soak Wellness Spa, Addictions and Breath-work Coach

If you would have told me 6 years ago that I would be the owner of a wellness spa, I would have laughed and not believed you. September 4th of 2017 I entered in to a drug and alcohol treatment facility for my pain pill addiction and alcohol abuse. This was one of the most life changing days of my entire life. Read more>>

Afaf Elbousty | Banker, translator, and photographer.

I am from Morocco where I lived all my life before coming to the states. After graduating, I worked at the largest bank in Morocco as per my father’s wishes. My father was very authoritarian, establishing a strict set of rules that I had to abide by. I always felt oppressed, and I never had an opportunity to express myself or my thoughts. Small things that people might take for granted were absent in our household. Read more>>

Heidi Dack | Entrepreneur & Cowgirl

I am from a small town in Western North Carolina but have always had a love for the West and the ranch lifestyle. My parents taught me to work hard and pursue my passion. At a young age, I started working with horses because we couldn’t afford lessons. I longed for life on a ranch, so in college I started working on dude ranches in Colorado and then in Arizona. This lifestyle taught me so about resiliency, hard work, and perseverance. Read more>>

Sara Hollenbeck | Meat Salesperson

I grew up in California (shhhhh… don’t tell the Montanans that). I was heavily involved in animal agriculture growing up, 4H, FFA, the whole shebang. I learned from a young age that you have to work hard for everything you want in life, things don’t get handed to you. Read more>>