Parker likes to live her life in contrasts. Originally from New York City, she now lives with her family in a minuscule farming town where deer outnumber people. She's both a pageant queen and that mom held together with caffeine and dry shampoo. Born into a family of performers, she attempted to resist the siren call of the arts, earning a B.A. in American Studies and M.A. in History from Fordham University, while simultaneously working as a SGBV counselor and legal advocate. However, the muses prevailed and she has made her career as a professional ballroom dancer for the last decade.
What has always remained the same is Parker's passion to make the world a better place through volunteerism. In early 2017, Parker was asked to be The Unmentionables' first Ambassador, and has also served in the field in Greece, where she learned to say "underwear" in at least ten languages. She's a believer in the butterfly effect, and is happy to be flapping her wings along with the rest of the team at The Unmentionables.
When was a time you needed assistance with something that seemed unmentionable at the time? A situation that you would not have been able to get through without tangible support?
Having been in the pageantry world for years, what you have heard is true - we really are back there in the dressing rooms, helping each other with "butt glue" and taping each other’s unmentionable bits into evening gowns!
But more seriously, I have never relied more on a group of people than the maternity department nurses after each of my children were born. These nurses are there for you night and day, physically and emotionally, as you recover from (in my case) major surgery, incredible hormonal changes, and the most life-changing experience anyone can have.