Amelia is a talented, creative and hard working human being. It has been a great pleasure to communicate with her about this project. An Ithacan by adoption of community but in her spirit and fight she has the lineage of a family that has been here for generations.
Amelia is a talented, creative and hard working human being. It has been a great pleasure to communicate with her about this project. An Ithacan by adoption of community but in her spirit and fight she has the lineage of a family that has been here for generations. Funny, sharp and hilarious Amelia is the proud mother of a beautiful young boy. It is a pleasure to work with her in all aspects of this project as she brings her talent for creation, design and community to the Beautiful Ithaca project.
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Where are you from and can you tell us one beautiful memory from your childhood?
I am from Wisconsin. I spent most of my summers either on The Chain of Lakes near Waupaca or on Lake Superior in Washburn. I loved climbing the sandstone boulders along the southern shore of Lake Superior.
I know you are not from Ithaca, what makes this place home to you now?
I have chosen to call Ithaca my home away from home. The father of my child is a local Ithacan. He has shown me many of the natural wonders of this gorgeous area.
Tell us a little bit about your beautiful son and motherhood?
My son, D’Nali Rae Barrett is a wonder to behold. I absolutely love watching him develop. I never get sick of watching him walk! Also I adore seeing him observe the world. I hope for him to become a strong and creative boy and then man. About motherhood; Motherhood is more challenging then I thought it would be. Although I find it very rewarding when I hear my son laugh.
What attracted you to the Beautiful Ithaca project?
Being a Libra, I am always trying to surround myself with beauty. Also, I feel strongly about the social issues that Alexis and his wife are bringing up with the anti-fracking movement and also with the importance of Planned Parenthood staying funded by the state. And who wouldn’t want to say they posed for a calender!
What message do you hope to convey in your month?
I hope to convey that mothers can be sexy as well as active in the community while following her creative dreams.
More about Amelia including a link to her ETSY store can be found here.