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Once upon a time, I was a doe-eyed college freshman studying fashion communications and following the advice of a professor, I decided to start a blog. As I have developed and evolved personally, politically and professionally, so has my platform. What was once a goofy fashion blog hosted on Tumblr and updated twice a year has grown into a brand hated by many, loved by more, but most importantly authentic with all.

As I made the slow transformation from Obama loving liberal to Cruz campaigning conservative, it became clear to me that the popular caricature of the political right couldn’t be further from reality. As the media insists that everyone on one side of the aisle look the same, act the same, and are motivated by hatred, ignorance and fear my own experience and those of countless others prove otherwise.

The goal of The Pretty Patriot is simple, and it’s to humanize the movement that I love so dearly. Conservatives aren’t a monolith. We aren’t all rich, we aren’t all white, and we aren’t all men. Some of us like blue grass. Some of us like EDM. Some of us believe in God, some of us don’t. Some of us love Trump, and some of us hate him. Some of us can’t wait to get married and start families, and some of us are only thinking as far ahead as the next weekend. And the sooner that both the left and right not only embrace but accept that, the better off we’ll all be.

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  • Thanks @ my employer for the amazing company outings/events but please stop leaving free Panera and Chick-Fil-A in the kitchen or the next pic I take in this bikini will look like I’m announcing a pregnancy
  • BIG FACTS: you can never have too many button downs or stationary options
  • Your boots were made for walkin, my boots were made for taking pictures because I look like a baby antelope taking my first steps
  • Room by target, body by the Pizza Hut inside of target
  • What a beautiful day to drain some swamp
  • Currently look and smell like a DC hobo so here’s an old semi presentable selfie
  • (DRAMATICC CAPTION NOT REALLY RELATED TO THIS PIC BUT AT LEAST ITS NOT A CLEAVAGE SELFIE WITH A FAKE DEEP QUOTE)
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I’ve been in a pretty bad mood all week and unfortunately can’t blame it on my period, but nothing quite puts anything in perspective like thinking about the fact that a year ago today I was fired — and it ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to me even though at the time I obviously didn’t feel that way, and I didn’t feel that way 4 months later still being rejected by every job after job.
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And looking back, I don’t know why I had such little faith because in so many situations you see the same theme.
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I couldn’t be happier to not have ended up with any of the clowns I made emo away statuses about on AIM in high school or subtweeted in college lol
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Rejection & disappointment — whether from friends, baes, colleges, or employers can destroy us in every sense of the word, but they can also be some of the best opportunities we’ll ever have.
  • I dress like an affluent serial killer named Chip because I’m strategically murdering these fundraising emails my guy