Starcia Ague 2017 ©
“Starcia”Engaged is TVW’s award-
Crosscut’s first annual Courage Award Winners
At Crosscut, we believe that the Northwest has the potential to become a model for sane, sustainable 21st Century living. I’m not using “sustainable” in the tired old environmental cliché way – as important as that is. I’m talking more broadly. I’m talking about sane and sustainable as in how do we move more Northwesterners onto public transit? How do we lure affluent kids back to public schools? Infuse our civic life with the kind of smart, innovative technology and design that’s happening all around us in Puget Sound? How do we bring grace and gravity back to our political discourse? Truly embrace and take advantage of the region’s growing diversity? End homelessness? Reinvent journalism?
Meet Starcia Ague, Crosscut Courage Award winner in Public Service
“If you had told me – when I was six years old and living in homeless shelter after homeless shelter; or when I was 12 years old and living in a meth lab; or when I was 15 and facing felony charges for robbery and kidnapping; or when I was 20 and still fighting the system to get the education I knew was my only hope for a decent life – that I would one day describe my life as a success story, well, I guess saying, ‘That is just plain crazy,’ doesn’t quite go far enough. But here I am.”
“In my interview with her earlier this year, when she was twenty-
I noticed during our interview that Starcia frequently expresses gratitude for the people who’ve been her supporters. She doesn’t seem to take anything for granted.
Starcia believes that the answer is never “no” for her. She just has to find another way around.”
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