I’m a mom who lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
I have never been a political activist. I somewhat followed national politics and rarely followed local politics. I am also one of the semi-aloof Democrats that never voted in midterm elections.
The combination of the election of 45 and the Republican majority in the Iowa Congress has resulted in an inner political activist awakening.
As a Virgin activist, I didn’t know where to start on this new adventure. Then I read the Indivisible Guide and joined a local Indivisible Group. It made me want to become – politically active.
Since the inception of theVparty.com (January 2017), my purpose and tone have transformed from following legislation with outrage to focusing more broadly on women’s issues (not always) with my sense of “humor” (a lot of awful alliteration, poor pussy puns, and lazy word play).
Since the election of DJT, I frequently need to disengage from politics and find a way to laugh, so I watch funny movies and shows (with politics in the back of my brain), which has gradually evolved (devolved ?) into a new approach to my blogging methods. I’m calling it… “Satirical PoliGIFing”: gaining entertainment from politics through GIFs and blogging to advance political arguments… without providing solutions. Anyway, this more visually “humorous” change in blogging method
helps me, somehow, stay healthy – both mentally and physically (see my Bleeding Heart Blog).
For me, this website is a stream of consciousness and an emotional and a creative outlet. It’s my secret online private public diary :-). I want to thank my blog followers (a.k.a. a few of my liberal friends and family members) for joining me in my political learning journey.
Women are more than 50% of the population.
We need to find, to know, and to show our power!