Hey y’all, I’m Heather. Heather Newell, as most are aware, Ingabire or Impano if we’ve crossed paths in Rwanda.
I’m 28. Or something like that. I am a cultural connector, writer, and passionate believer in the power of “greys” in the world. I think authentic living is like that. I love Jesus. I am constantly learning, re-learning, and growing to see the depth and power of love. I also happen to be gay, an important piece of my story, and so understanding the blending of many identities has always been a prominent experience in my life.
I prefer black coffee, African food, hiking unmarked Rocky Mountain trails, Rwanda, and sunshine in trees. I love being a woman – and though all people have great possibilities within; a woman’s strength is inspiring. It motivates me. It keeps me going.
Baths are my comfort and the best time of day is definitely 5:50 am. I have lived in Colorado for about 60-ish% of my life. The rest of the time has been between Arkansas, Ghana, with a bulk in Rwanda. I love that place and it has a special place in my heart.
In my free time, I walk around and talk to people (hello! new friends!). I journal. I travel. I find good food. In all seriousness, these are truly my favorite things. That, and Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison poetry.
I currently am employed by The Women’s Bakery; an organization that provides training for East African women to bake and learn to operate a business together. I love my job. My dream is to give voice and choice to those – especially women – who have not had this before.
Particularly, I deeply desire to share these stories.
I seek a God that loves me in all of my imperfections. It’s the most beautiful thing. He made us bearing an image of something greater.
Cheers. Read. Write. Life life beautifully.