I was born and raised in the People’s Republic of Boston, Massachusetts where I attended both high school and college. Against all odds, I came out of four years of a liberal arts education as a staunch conservative, and haven’t looked back since. I make no apologies for what I believe or who that offends.
But contrary to popular belief my policy preferences aren’t driven by insensitivity, greed or lack of compassion. My personal experience has taught me that one’s true potential is more often than not self-realized only after one has been pushed by their circumstances to exceed the expectations they had for themselves, and small government is the most efficient avenue in enabling others to achieve that.
As confident as I’ve become in who I am and what I believe, it didn’t happen over night. I remember being afraid to talk about politics on my blog and remaining silent when people would casually bash right-wingers in conversation with me, not realizing that they were insulting me to my face. I remember finally gaining the courage to publicly voice my opinions, and becoming overcome with anxiety at every notification I got after the fact. I remember my peers telling me that I’d never get a job because I dared to suggest that feminists were wrong about rape and that the Baltimore protests were unproductive.
But I grew a pair, and I’m glad that I did.
It’s so easy to go with the flow, to keep your head down, to avoid confrontation and cower away from controversy. But there’s no dignity in it. I’m better than that, and you are too.
What I want to accomplish more than anything with this blog is to show conservatives in New York and Boston and LA and college classrooms and artistic industries that they’re allowed to be themselves, and they don’t have to say sorry for it.