When life doesn't go as planned, it's best to embrace it as content...at first...and then to do something about it That's the mantra that Sharon Sobotta lives by and hopes you'll consider living by after reading her book. When Sharon realized she wouldn't accomplish her blueprint plan of having a husband and kids by the age of thirty, she rewrote her plan. When on January 1, 2009, on the heels of a breakup, she heard on the news that a 22 year-old unarmed man named Oscar Grant had been fatally shot by a police officer, she decided she had to do something, not just to pull herself out of her rut, but to challenge injustice. She joined Pacifica radio's journalism program and found her passion in the simple act of collecting voices and stories of people from all walks of life. From that moment onwards, she's never gone anywhere without her audio recorder. When Oprah Winfrey announced that she was making way for a viewer to have their own show on her network in 2010, Sharon took the challenge to heart and traveled from Las Vegas to Atlanta to Kuala Lumpur to Ubud, Bali to pitch a show called Off the Beaten Path, with the grandiose vision of making those stories she collected accessible to the masses. Entrenched with the ups and downs of relationships and the depths of soul searching and justice seeking, Confessions of a Dream Chaser takes you on a journey of what is possible in life when you keep your vision and do away with the plan.
Sharon Sobotta is a journalist, a writer, the director of a women's resource center at Saint Mary's College of California, a doula and a mother. As a reporter for Pacifica KPFA in Berkeley, California, Sharon covers stories ranging from the Justice for Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin movements and actions to free Marrissa Alexander to Chevron's connection to the global environmental crisis and the complex anti-war movement. Sharon's vision as a journalist, a women's center director and a feminist is to make stories and voices of people from all walks of life accessible to the masses.