We Should Talk About That
We Should Talk About That
Jessica Buchanan and Jessica Kidwell
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On Civic Duty and the LAST FOUR YEARS with NoVA Nation Coalition Creator Nicky McDonnell
55 minutes Posted Jan 18, 2021 at 2:00 am.
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The last four years of US presidential administration have been a roller coaster. After the events that took place at the US Capitol building a few weeks ago, The Two Jess(es) decide it's time for THAT conversation. The discomfort politics has caused in our collective conversations, the pain it has caused in our lives- Nicky McDonnell recounts the disbelief and shock she felt after the 2016 election and how it drove her to reach out to the strong and courageous women in her community. What started out as a group of 6 women has now grown into the thousands, and they did not waste any time. Whether it was sending out thousands of postcards to advocate for voting, or paying off all the school lunches in Fairfax county, this group of women has channelled their feelings of powerlessness that has wreaked havoc on our country and used it mobilize and affect REAL and lasting change.

Nicky candidly shares how the growth of this group has been the catalyst for introspection and change in her own life. As we wait out the next few days for normalcy to resume, this conversation will leave you challenged as well as hopeful.

What we do matters- the big and the small.

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Meet Nicky!
Nicky McDonnell has enjoyed working with clients in Old Town Alexandria and surrounding Northern Virginia for the past 20 years as a top producing and trusted realtor. She offers a comprehensive knowledge of the trends and challenges of the current real estate market as well as exceptional service to her clients. She is a skilled negotiator and has earned a long-standing reputation as an agent who champions ethics, decorum and confidentiality above all else.
Prior to her 20 years in real estate, Nicky owned an innovative green small business in mid-town Manhattan. She is a native Californian and has enjoyed living on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Newport Beach, and La Jolla. She is a proud alumna of Santa Catalina School in Carmel. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has traveled extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Along with Virginia and California, she has lived in Argentina, Boston, Los Angeles and Hell’s Kitchen, NY. She currently lives with her husband and children south of Old Town and is actively involved in community life, the arts, social action, outreach programs and schools.

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