Trailblazers in Conversation
On October 26th, Library Director Skye Patrick had the pleasure of speaking with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as part of LA County Library’s first Trailblazers in Conversation virtual chat series.
The event shed light on Kuehl’s continued passion for equity, inclusiveness and equality for all in LA County. Asking the sought after questions, Skye dug deep into the accolades of Kuehl covering various highlights from her early TV star years to now touching on her current time as a supervisor for the LA County Board of Supervisors.
A champion for the LGBTQ+ community, Kuehl became a founding member of California Legislative LGBT Caucus while also being the first openly gay person elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors. Kuehl’s tenacity and drive has led her to where she is today, making a difference within her community.
“Put yourself out there. Your physical self. Your emotional self. It’s vulnerable and people appreciate that you’re taking a risk. It’s important to be able to say and show what you stand for.” – @SheilaKuehl
— LA County Library (@LACountyLibrary) October 26, 2021
“You don’t start your life running for office. You start your life doing *something.* For example, start a nonprofit. You have to be something before you run for office. Something where you can say, here’s who I am, here’s what I’m about…” – @SheilaKuehl on running for office. — LA County Library (@LACountyLibrary) October 26, 2021
Learn more about Kuehl’s incredible journey and watch the entire recording of Trailblazers in Conversation: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: