Name: Courtney Eimerman-Wallace
City, State: Washington, D.C.
Profession: Director of Technology, Color Of Change
In a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I think I am a fun-loving person. I love to laugh and have fun. Sometimes too much fun. I like to pull pranks on my wife, which she has always been a good sport about. I am also a big family person. I talk to my sister on the phone two times a day, minimum.
Your favorite hangout spots.
I love to hang out at Hikari Sushi on H Street NE. It is a sushi spot that plays football and basketball games and plays 90s Hip-Hop and R&B. You really can’t go wrong with that combo.
Favorite guilty pleasure.
Everyone who knows me knows the answer to this…Love & Hip Hop on VH1. It doesn’t matter if the cast is A-List or F-List, I am here for the drama. The fake drink throwing and fake studio sessions are just what I need at the end of the day to unwind.
“If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society.” — Bayard Rustin
Who is your biggest influence? And why?
My mom was a huge influence in my life. Her personality was incredibly selfless and I try to emulate that and carry that with me always.
My wedding. It was not only a beautiful day filled with love and commitment, it was a day when two groups of people, two communities, came together and celebrated two people and celebrated becoming a larger family. It was really beautiful.
Do you have any regrets in life?
I know its cliché to say no, but, no I don’t. Everything has happened the way that it was supposed to happen and honestly, through all of the pain and struggle, things have turned out jelly-side up.
Favorite lesbian celebrity.
Honestly, it’s Tracy Chapman. I know some of the youngsters might have to Google that one, but she is dope. Her music is soul food and good for every mood. I also really love her use of music as social activism in the 90s.
Any fun facts or anything else you want our readers to know?
I speak French and I can read Hebrew!