Richardson, a lifelong civil servant, is a native of Baton Rouge. Growing up surrounded by adversity, she has been observant, potent, and impactful in her community. Myra is a local and nationally recognized leader, activist, and catalyst. Eighteen years of action have cultivated a passion for representing and standing with marginalized voices. Her engagements have ranged from her leadership role as Louisiana’s Ambassador for the Women’s March on Washington to the creation of a local youth group--The Wave, and co-creation of Justice X. She has embodied progressivism by seeking to create a more equitable future for Louisiana.