Amanda Carrasco

She Overcame and Changed the World

April 2019

  • Going somewhere

    I have never liked flying. I still don’t really, but it’s been too long since I was last on a plane. I have a short business trip and even though I am not leaving the country I’m happy to be on a plane. Again, I’m not a fan of flying but it means I am… Continue reading

  • I’m Brave and I Won

    Gosh, I love Brene Brown. She makes me feel courageous. She gives me the inspiration to be brave, the permission to fail, and the drive to live vulnerably. I just watched her Netflix special (WATCH IT). I had been counting the days until it was live and today was the day, and my heart needed it.… Continue reading

  • Put Your Hard Shoes On

    I am in an interesting place. It’s a place of opportunity, a place of seeking, a place of dreaming but also grief, loss, change, uncertainty, and pain. In this place I am continuing to read Dallaire’s, Shake Hands with the Devil, but I needed a counter balance and so I started Philip Yancey’s, Where’s God… Continue reading

  • The Downside to Democracy

    Human beings are selfish. By nature we seem to gravitate to anything that brings us pleasure or happiness. We are sold the lie that life is about the pursuit of happiness, therefore whatever does not make us happy is not of value. We are to look for our own best interests and that it’s good… Continue reading

  • 25 years and we will remember

    Rwanda 1994 Estimated one million people slaughtered viciously because they were told they were different. Once the killing started no one came to help. They were not given value by the world because they were African. I will never waiver that we are human before we are anything. We are human before we are African… Continue reading

About Me

As a thriving survivor and registered victim of crime, Amanda Carrasco has used her experiences to impact the lives of her community and those impacted by the justice system. She is a dynamic speaker, consultant, and leader who values community and justice.