Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Lorie Burch
As a young girl, Lorie Burch feared attention and risk. Yet somehow, she’s now running for the U.S. House of Representatives! On Tuesday, December 19, come hear the moving tale of how Lorie found her voice—and bravely became the voice for many.
Lorie Burch is a Dallas attorney and candidate for U.S. Congress. Recognized both locally and nationally for her leadership and advocacy, Lorie has worked tirelessly for the LGBT community, the elderly, children with special needs, veterans, and all in-between. She, her wife Kimberly, and their two adorable girls live in Plano, where family and faith are their top priorities.
What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation? Former Oral Fixation storyteller Shama Shams! She made me believe I have a story worth hearing. 😊
If you could be any animal, what would you be? Any pet of mine, because you can’t beat the pampered lifestyle and unconditional love.
What is your favorite board game? Balderdash – I’m an attorney and I like to make up stuff.
What is your favorite destination to visit? Hawaii, because it’s where I feel most at peace with the world and myself.
What is a favorite quote? “You can be a good person to other people and make the world a better place.” – My daughter, Kaia, at age 6
If reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would you be? World Class Chocolate…because it’s my favorite, and I’m world class, baby!
What’s your favorite word? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious.
If you could witness any event in history, what would it be? The writing of the U.S. Constitution.
Who is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob – he is upbeat, oblivious to negativity, and lives in a pineapple under the sea.
What is your favorite thing to eat in Dallas? Whatever my sister is cooking!
What is the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made? Thinking my dad’s friend “Guy” introduced himself as “God,” and I asked him about my cat, Snowball, that we just had to put down. I was only 5, but my family has never let me forget it.
What is the best book you’ve read in the last decade? Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict. Because treating each other with dignity is at the core of resolving our greatest conflicts.
Sneak Peek: “A trainer came over and asked, ‘Would you like to be a part of our show and pet the dolphins?’ My mom and sister’s faces lit up, but my face turned bright red. “No!” I replied firmly, my head down. My family couldn’t believe it, but there was no changing my mind.”