First of all, huge fan. Just wanted to get that out of the way. You inspire me greatly.
Anyway, this is about your career after Hogwarts. Considering your role as both a Muggleborn and, to a greater extent, a woman, what influence have both of those things had on your work as Head of Magical Law?
And also, just as an extra tidbit, how is it being Head of Magical Law and raising two kids? And being married to an Auror? I'm at the point in my life where I feel I'm stuck in transition, and I just wanted to get a good idea of how you handle it all. I figure if you can, then so can I.
Thank you so much!
Dear Hopeful Hufflepuff,
Thank you for your kind words! It’s still odd to think that I have fans.
I like to think that my background brings a different perspective to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. I was met with some resistance at the beginning; however, these days, the department runs smoothly. I was, of course, familiar with the Muggle justice system, and we have implemented some of the processes used by our Muggle counterparts. The most important of these is ensuring that all accused wizards are given a fair trial. I was appalled by the reports of accused being sent to Azkaban without trial. That practice has been eliminated.
As to your second question, I have to say that the best thing I have ever done in my life is raising my Rose and Hugo. These days, I spend most of my time at home with them. I am still the Head of the department, but most daily duties have been delegated to others. When the children go to school, I will return to the office. But for now, we like our quiet life. Yes, I worry about Ron in his Auror duties, but I trust him to take care of himself. You’ll forgive me if I don’t offer many details – we like our privacy. Some people may criticize me and say I gave up my career, but I assure you, I only scaled it down for the time to raise my family.