Maria Elena Edenfield Taylor

Profile Updated: June 16, 2019
Maria Elena Edenfield
Residing In: Jax, FL USA
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While married to someone in the military, I lived here and overseas. We traveled in Europe and visited Greece, Hawaii and Trinidad.
I have 4 great sons. Two had brain damage. One is a Ranger, nurse, one has an MBA and one a chemical engineer. I have a son-of-choice and his daughter is my granddaughter. He and her wife live here in Jax.
Inherent in military life is moving every year and being a stay-at-home mom. After 5 colleges wherever we lived including an HBCU, I completed my bachelor's degreee at UNF.
I have been doing volunteer counseling for HIV/AIDS since the early nineties. I have worked The AIDS Quilt in d.c. I marched in d.c. for AIDS Awareness twice and Women's Health as well. I previously tested at a JASMYN, Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, a safe house for LBGT youth. I am active in PFLAG, Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and support our scholorship program for youth in college who are out.
I served on the City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commission for 6 years. I am working toward a change to the city ordinance to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender presentation” to protect folks who are LGBT in employment, housing and public accommodation. I am involved in OUT Jacksonville, Organizations United Together, working toward the ordinance.
In d.c I attended American University's NTL for my Diversity Certification.
I have been a Realtor since '93.
I am a former marathoner and currently work with a trainer.
I collect primitive antiques, make quilts and garden.
I am privileged to have lived a full life with many gifts. “Just give love.”

My life purpose is Social Justice and Eliminating Oppression.
My dream is that all people contact the living spirit within all things.

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Jun 16, 2019 at 12:33 PM

So sad for the loss of Bebe.  She was a teacher.  I believe she experienced a terrible loss when her only son died a few years ago.  She was a dear and gentle spirit.  maria

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