All the A’s

Name: Rachel Kemker
Pronouns: She/Her
Instagram: rachelriot801

What do the words "only human" mean to you?

They mean that all of us on earth are just humans, nothing makes one better than the other and we should treat each other that way.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about, poetry, Mixed Martial Arts, motorcycles, learning how to function in my autistic/anxiety/ADHD world.

What makes you the happiest?

Not having an anxious day, being able to go out with friends and have a good time without a panic attack. Cruising the canyons on my motorcycle listening to my favorite music.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Learning how to self-reflect and be self-aware, realizing what thoughts are real and what are manifested due to my anxiety or social anxiety. Taking steps to start learning how to love and accept myself for who I am, not who I perceive how others want me to be.

How do you keep yourself positively inspired during overwhelming times?

I usually write poetry to express my feelings. Even if they are sad poems, it helps me get out the feelings and feel good about them and move on.

If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be? Why?

I would like to be in someones shoes who is confident and genuinely loves themself because I would like to know what that feels like or how they figured out how to love themself.

What book (or books) have greatly influenced your life?

Johnathan Livingston Seagull, Of Mice and Men, Stargirl, Maniac McGee, 1984, Original Winnie the Pooh books.

What’s your favorite quote?

“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward.”  – Rocky Balboa

“But we’ll never be truly free until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me, you and I.” –  John Laurens Hamilton

What is your most-used emoji?

🙏🏻

What would be your advice to a human who just graduated from high school and was about to enter the "real world"?

Take a deep breath, you will be able to handle it. Be confident in who you are, but always be willing to learn and grow from others. Find out what your core morals are and base your life and what you want to do around those.

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