I am super resourceful.Her capability is rooted in her actual experience with intergeneration poverty. As a young woman, emancipated at the age of 16, she can relate to the reality of having to think outside of the box to solve problems. She looks forward to citizens discovering that “I am super resourceful.” The collaboration that Madison plans to pursue is not limited to simply meeting with diverse people. She aims to “implement a form of reverse engineering where root analysis brings people together despite areas in which they may disagree. The key is finding people with whom our missions are aligned and doing the work together.” Leadership is the strength Madison displayed when she founded East Austin Advocates. The mission of the grassroots organization was to “open people’s eyes to how much policy was being created without adequate representation.” She expressed particular concern that there is no policy requiring that new businesses be more considerate of the existing communities where they establish themselves. Through her 2016 “Take 5 to Vote” initiative, mentors helped explain the importance of ballot issues to voters before upcoming elections. Follow Natasha Harper Madison on social media to keep up with her upcoming meet-and-greet and fundraising events.