Episode 4: "Invest in my community" - Trista Matascastillo
In Episode 4, I join a dear friend, Trista Matascastillo, at her campaign office on busy Rice Street in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Trista's running for County Commissioner in Ramsey County - the second most populous County in the State of Minnesota. Trista's district includes much of St. Paul, the Capitol City. Learn more about Trista's campaign at VoteTrista.org.
Stay tuned for Trista’s answer to my closing question of “What’s in your wallet?” It’s definitely the most interesting answer I’ve heard, yet!
A heads-up: During the second half of the episode, Trista shares her experience as a sexual assault survivor, and we talk at length the moment we are in as a country, about what she hopes for from male allies, and how we think about raising children today.
Trista has frequently spoken about her experience as a women who’s been a soldier, a sailor, and a marine - and about being a survivor of sexual assault. Some of those include:
“It’s a Woman’s World” - Women Veterans Initiative
“Story Corps - Trista and Hector Matascastillo” - NPR’s Story Corps
“Veterans, Pentagon contend with sexual assault in military” - Minnesota Public Radio