|Birthday:||February 12, 1986|
|Education:||Graduate of Barfield High School|
Graduate of University of Miduna Beach
|Occupation:||Journalist/Sports reporter for the Barfield Daily|
|Address:||155 Pine Street, Barfield|
|Relationships:||Grant Johnson (ex-husband)|
Amelia is half-Latina, half-Caucasian. She typically has a simple make-up routine, just doing eye makeup, and she lets her hair be natural, which can be slightly wavy. She dresses well, professionally most of the time since she concerns herself with being taken seriously. She rarely wears dresses, though she does for the rare special occasions, and she can be described as attractive. She tends to wear a serious look most of the time and rarely smiles, and she is commonly the victim of being told to smile in the workplace, to which she gives a forced smile while glaring at the person who dared to give such a comment.
Amelia is a sincere, headstrong girl with a strong sense of morals. She has an aptitude for writing and speaking and is very expressive and outspoken about what she believes. As a result, she can be a strong leader and good at influencing and communicating to people. She is particularly passionate about equality issues such as LGBTQIA+, feminism, and racism, and she has participated in movements in the past at school and in the workplace. However, she can sometimes be impulsive, saying things without thinking thoroughly about how people may react. People have criticized Amelia for sometimes thinking too objectively and rationally, without emotional attachment, and it can often seem that she only does things in the interest of her beliefs. But the people who know her best know that she means well and has a soft side.
She tends to be stubborn and likes things done her way, but she also hates being the center of attention and usually only expresses herself in the interest of a bigger movement or someone else. She's not very good at expressing her emotions or showing much vulnerability, but she is kindhearted and empathetic and genuinely tries for the people she cares about when she sees the value in it. Amelia often puts up a strong attitude, but when she reaches her tipping point, she can break down when she's alone or blow up at people.
Amelia doesn't really believe in soulmates or karma or that sort of thing, but she thinks people who care about each other and work hard to show their love for each other can make up a great relationship. Unfortunately, her divorce has broken up her perception of love. While she can't bring herself to be upset at her ex, she's more jaded about her divorce than she likes to think she is. She harbors these emotions deep below and will only express her vulnerabilities after her layers have been peeled apart. Because she's only had two boyfriends ever and hasn't been single since she was twenty, Amelia has almost no experience with dating. She's 110% terrible at flirting and being sweet, and she can be amazingly awkward at times.
Amelia was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1986. Her father owned a small, local restaurant that he ran with Amelia's mother. Growing up, her parents often told her and her sister about their struggles with dealing with their family's acceptance of their interracial marriage and overcoming of obstacles to build their own business, and Amelia and her sister were well-instilled with values of acceptance and hard work. Her parents were not great savers, and they tended to spend most of their income as Amelia's mother had a shopping addiction. While they weren't particularly rich, they also lived comfortably enough. Overall, Amelia had a childhood with supportive and loving parents who encouraged her to pursue her passions and stand up for herself.
When Amelia was 13, her sister Leticia came out to her family as a lesbian. Amelia and her parents were supportive of her, but what neither Amelia nor Leticia knew was that their parents thought that Leticia was just going through a phase and would snap out of it eventually. Leticia had a couple of short-lived relationships before beginning to date Julia. Leticia's relationship with Julia started getting serious, and her parents were concerned as they realized this was no longer a phase. This led to increased tension that came to a head when their parents expressed their disapproval. Leticia kept herself closed off from her family and got herself a part-time job to support herself. During this time, Amelia tried to maintain her relationship with Leticia, without much luck. Leticia told Amelia that this was her battle to fight, and she didn't want Amelia to be put in a difficult situation with her parents because of her. However, Amelia, who had always been close with her sister and fully supported her in this ordeal, vowed to devote herself to LGBT rights and make an impact when she could and continued to try to help Leticia when she could. She also felt guilty for being favored by her parents and not being able to help Leticia more.
In her junior high and early high school years, Amelia played on the softball and basketball teams and had a lot of good friends. One of her high school friends was Dustin, an extroverted and very talented basketball player, who she developed a crush on early on. Amelia didn't want to get in a relationship at the time due to what was happening with her sister, so she kept her crush to herself, eventually getting over him and just maintaining a good friendship with him.
When Amelia's sister turned 18, she ran off without notice and moved to Barfield with Julia and her family, who was supportive of their relationship. In doing so, she formally cut off contact with Amelia and their parents. Amelia was devastated and resented her parents, telling them how hypocritical they were for their views. While they had difficulty coming to terms with their feelings, Amelia's parents tried hard to contact Leticia with no response. They decided that they wanted to try to reconnect with Leticia by moving to Barfield. But due to the family business and limited savings, they could not all move, so Amelia's mom took Amelia to move to a cheaper area near Barfield called Blackwood Mountain while Amelia's father stayed behind.
After moving, Amelia started attending school as a junior at Barfield High. She had difficulties adapting at first to the area, especially since most of her focus was on getting back in touch with her sister. After looking up her sister through phone books and contacting the local schools, Amelia was able to track her down and contact her, telling her that she and her mom were in the area. Leticia accepted her parents' apologies and assured her she was living fine on her own. She and Amelia resumed contact and became close again, while their mother began working in the area. At high school, Amelia managed to get involved with the school newspaper and continue to play softball. She made some friends and began to have a more normal life. Among the friendships and relationships she began to have, in senior year at Barfield High School, Amelia asked her friend Blake to prom and the two had a short-lived relationship following that that ended in the summer.
After high school, Amelia went on to go to college at UMB. Her mother moved back to Atlanta to continue helping her husband with the restaurant. At UMB, Amelia studied journalism with a minor in gender studies. A heavy advocate of equality, she became involved in writing for the equal rights publication and met other individuals passionate about the same causes. Due to her love of sports, she also became involved with sports reporting for her school paper. In junior year of college, she met Grant Johnson through her friends. She fell for him quickly and the two got along with ease, continuing to date through college.
After college, Amelia started a job working for a local LGBTQ organization. She and Grant decided to move in together, and things worked out well. With Grant, she was comfortable, happy, and able to be open and honest. They had an intimate relationship, but the two of them valued communication and shared interests above all. Grant got his teaching credentials and did some science journaling on the side. After living together for several months, Grant proposed to Amelia, and the two became engaged and got married nine months later. When Amelia was 25, she decided she wanted to go to grad school and find a job she truly enjoyed. She attended graduate school for journalism for two years and immediately got a job as a sports journalist after at the Barfield Daily, while Grant was working as a high school teacher. At her job, she was one of only two females in the office, but she enjoyed her work and worked hard to be respected.
A couple days after Grant's 30th birthday in 2015, Amelia came home to see her husband waiting for her with a devastated look. He admitted to Amelia that he's gay, that his love of Amelia had been real, but when his 30th birthday rolled around, he evaluated his life, realized he was not attracted to her, and knew the circumstance was unfair to both of them. Although this came as a complete shock to Amelia, she knew that the right thing to do was get a divorce immediately. In separation, the two agreed to stay friends as they felt there was no reason they couldn't. Although he hadn't cheated on her emotionally or physically and they agreed to stay on good terms, Amelia felt broken inside. Especially after seeing Grant start dating a single father within a couple weeks, moving on so quickly, she was upset. She was about to turn 30, divorced, and had no desire to get back into the dating pool. She also wanted to hang around with Grant because she knew nothing else. The only close friend she had was her coworker, so she decided to room with her as she begins to rebuild her life and seek love again.
Amelia's father is Puerto Rican, and her mother is of Irish descent. They had difficulties with their families and peers accepting their interracial marriage. Amelia is very grateful for all the support they showed her as a child. She has difficulties getting over how they treated her sister, but overall, they maintain a good relationship and see each other at least twice a year.
Leticia is Amelia's older sister by two years. The two are good now, especially since they both reside in Barfield, but they weren't always so close. They went through a substantial period of no contact in their teens and dealt with issues of jealousy and insecurity that seeped into their early adulthood. However, they have each other's backs and are the only ones who truly understand their family situation.
Grant Johnson is Amelia's ex-husband. They got along very well personality-wise and were perfect partners in almost every way. However, Grant no longer found himself attracted to her. They had an amicable divorce and remained friends. They still talk regularly.
Sakimi Aizawa is one of Amelia's co-workers at the Barfield Daily; in fact, she is the only other female in their office. Subsequently, the two became really close, sticking together and helping each other out at work. Amelia and Sakimi have very opposite experiences in the romantic area, Amelia having been in a long-term relationship since college, whereas Sakimi has never been in one. When Amelia got divorced, Sakimi supported her and was happy to have Amelia live with her.
Dustin Peters was friends with Amelia in high school in Atlanta, where they were classmates and got along well. Amelia also had a crush on him that no one knew about. By a stroke of fate, Dustin recently landed in Barfield and ran into Amelia, and they are now reconnecting.
Omar Samir is another of Amelia's co-workers at the Barfield Daily. They aren't that close but talk from time to time.
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