Name: Cassandra Womack (Cassie)
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Bar Manager at Bidwell at Union Market
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
Capricorn! I’m personable and care about others and what they are doing in life. I’m also very persistent.
Your favorite hangout spots
Redrocks on H Street NE, Nellie’s on U Street NW, and of course Harry’s downtown.
Favorite guilty pleasure
Who doesn’t love Jameson or Trinkling Springs ice cream?
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his or her point of view…until you climb into his or her skin and walk around in it.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mocking Bird
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
My biggest influence has always been Martin Luther King, Jr. We share the same birthday, so at a young age I have always felt a sense of being purposeful. And, maybe I’ll continue his legacy in some way. Showing a little love never hurt anyone.
The Human Rights Campaign’s Chefs for Equality. It was filled with chefs and mixologists from all over who were sharing the love of their craft. It was also pretty awesome to see the fellowship between the women and men of the LGBTQIA [community]. The energy that night was incredible and if you never felt accepted in life, you sure did that night.
Do you have any regrets in life?
Not joining the military. Both of my parents [come from an] Army background and gave everything for this country. With so much going on in the world, I could have made an impact in a different way.
Favorite lesbian celebrity?
The singer Jess Glynne. She’s experienced hardcore events in her life just as I did. And most importantly she came out, healed, and stayed on top.
Any fun facts or anything else you want readers to know?
I thrive on creating experiences and a sense of community of comfort. This is why I am continuously hosting cocktail and food events within the city. With all of the changes that are happening, it is important to feel apart of a community. When I open my own bar, my motto will be “we are all family, come sit at the bar.” And, of course we can’t forget Cowboy Nation!